The condo is on part of the Intracoastal Waterway called Skull Creek, and the Skull Creek Marina, where I can base Gannet with easy ocean access, will be right outside our balcony. Hilton Head Island is not my first choice for what is likely my last land home. New Zealand's Bay of Islands is, but Immigration rules prohibit me my living there permanently. San Diego's Mission Beach is second, but property prices have become exorbitant. Hilton Head is too hot in the summer, has the occasional alligator walk across a golf course, and is subject to hurricanes, but it has serene beauty and many virtues, among them that I might integrate my wife and my boat.