Wifey B: YAY
I could have told you there was no ocean boating in Helene.
12 hours is a lot. Some things one just has to do like you moving back. Doesn't mean you don't love Montana, but it's geographically disadvantaged. We'd have a real hard time not living on the coast now, even though we've only done it a little under 5 years. Heck, in NC, before we bought a house on the lake, we use to complain about the 30 minute drive to the marina.
When we lived there we never thought of ocean boating. It was 4 hours away.