To sail away and leave our “land life” behind (for now) to pursue a life of increased simplicity, adversity, adventure, purpose and joy.
Why “Turf to Surf”?
Ryan had long been keen to leave New York and set sail for wherever he could go. Tasha, on the other hand, was the more reluctant recruit, having grown to love her New York turf and all her land loves attached to it – running races every weekend in Central Park, making pottery at a local studio, winter ski-racing in the Catskill Mountains, and playing roller derby.
So, though she agreed to leave New York for a life on the sea, Tasha feels compelled to continue pursuing her land loves and combine them with her new life aquatic so she can feel happy, balanced and fulfilled. Writing is part of this pursuit. She’s also trying hard to fall in love with the sport of sailing the way Ryan has; at the moment, she merely loves traveling by boat, which is not the same thing. But she’s hoping her feelings will change over the course of this journey.
Considering more time has been spent on the boat so far in this journey than off the boat exploring, running, biking, hiking, or doing the other things Tasha hoped to do while sailing south, it will become increasingly important that Tasha gets to have some time for adventures on land, making her more comfortable with this move from “turf to surf”.
And therefore, it would be an appropriate mission of Ryan’s to find ways to get Tasha off the boat so she doesn’t kill him before they get to the Bahamas.