Changing a boat's name is a hugely big deal wrapped in tradition and is not to be taken lightly. However, we've decided to buy a boat and have been discussing changing its unfortunate name. I was convinced that upon doing so the boat might actually throw itself at the bottom, but it has to be done. We met the owners today and sealed the deal. Within minutes of handing over the money a deer ( a deer on St Croix! ) leapt from the shore and swam out across the bow of our new boat. I've only seen such a thing one other time- at the place of our boat's new namesake.
This is Watauga.