Editor's note: Over the summer we were introduced to the very interesting story of water ski fanatic Shannon St. John, who was nearing completion of a years-long quest to water ski on all seven of the ancient Greek seas. For those who don't know, those are the Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean, Red, and Persian Gulf. Before August, St. John had water skied on all six, with just one left, the Caspian. She reached out seeing if we might be able to help find a company or person somewhere along the edges of the sea that could offer her a pull on her water ski. Unfortunately, we were not of help, but St. John was undeterred. She'd made it this far and continued to search until she made it work. When she returned, we asked her to write a story about the entire 14-year process of skiing all seven seas, and she happily obliged.