Ever since I was a young thing- with young ambitions, young ideals, young notions- I dreamed of being a writer. Now, the writing part- that wasn’t so important. That was fun, but a means to an end. I imagined recognition, fame, importance- that my words would flow like a river in someone’s mind, suddenly turning long-stopped wheels and gears to create a metaphorical-hydro-electric-mental-awakening!
Ahhhh… I did mention I was young.
Snap-to today, a couple decades later: although I’m sure “famous” couldn’t nearly describe me (goofy? entertaining? honest? hopeful?), I find writing soothing within myself and have started writing more often as a result. Interesting, the change from egocentrism as a know-it-all whippersnapper, to the outward, worldly mindfulness with simultaneous self-understanding that continues to develop within me as an adult. I’ll take the latter any day.
Anyway, I’m babbling. What I really mean to say is: HI! My name is Megan, and my husband, Ernie, and I own and operate a 65-ft classic sailing catamaran, Lolalita. She was built in 1996 in Les Sables D’Olonne, France by the famous Privilege Yachts. Onboard I am a personal chef to our term-charter guests and my husband is a USCG 1600GT All Oceans Captain. We are both NAUI dive instructors as well, and have been working in the industry for 15 (Ernie) and 6 years (myself). We sail and scuba dive around the British and US Virgin Islands, providing luxury, memorable vacations for up to 8 guests at a time.
I’m introducing myself to you today because (I hope) I will be your newest can’t-wait-to-read-her-next-post Blogger for the lovely All At Sea (those antecedent desires are still somewhere in me, I’m thinking). This is my first time blogging, and I’m excited to see where this will take us, sharing with you fun, delightful, interesting pieces of our lives as charter yacht owner/operators. Most often it will be me writing, but sometimes (when I promise enough cookies and foot rubs) Captain Ernie will grace you with his insights as well.
I’m not exactly aiming for brain sparks nowadays- probably safer that way. A smile or a laugh would suffice. I hope you will enjoy our anecdotal stories from the unique lifestyle in which we’ve found ourselves here in the islands.
Can’t wait to get to know you!
Megan (and Ernie)
[author image=”http://www.centralyachtagent.com/crew/1359crew1.jpg” ]Megan and Ernie Schlobohm are a husband/wife, captain/chef team, owning and operating the classic 65-ft Privilege sailing Catamaran, Lolalita, in the Virgin Islands. Ernie is a 1600GT All Oceans USCG Master with 15 years in the charter yacht industry. Megan is a Georgia girl, serving as gourmet chef onboard their charter yacht, with 6 years in the industry. They are both NAUI Dive Instructors as well. Yacht Lolalita is fully equipped for sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, gourmet cuisine, and creating lasting memories with friends and families on a luxury vacation.[/author]