Archive for October 2nd, 2008

We’ve Left!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Yep, we finally left the dock……almost impossible to describe the feelings. I call them the E.F.F.E.C.T. !
Excitement – we’ve been working for 6 years and 11 months on the project. Fear – will we still like it? Fear – See Fear # one. Excitment – the whole world is out there for new discoveries; new at least to us, Concern- will everything work right, and Transitioning – what a change, selling most everything and moving onto a boat.

I know pics are few and I’ve got them; but taking the time to get them loaded is not for the moment. All from my last day of work I have. I know some want to see my naked……. face. Since work moved into the past we’ve worked much harder getting the boat packed and preparing to leave. We’ve only taken basically one day off (it was accidental). So we’re tired and ready to go. But; they will get there…..eventually.

Fair Winds

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Faith

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

We’ve left. It’s been 25 years since we were cruising. I’m not sure I ever believed it would really happen. I mean; yes, we worked toward this end for the last 10 years but really….when we bought the boat most likely 100% of the people we knew thought it would be completed…ever… and the same 100% thought it was crazy what we were attempting to do. Sue (on Infini) said we gutted the boat. I chuckled thinking no, we’re refurbishing it. But she was mostly right and I mostly wrong.

Yet W and I knew that if we kept pluggin away, eventually the day would arrive when we could sail to a larger variety of experiences than we could sustain here. We knew that taking small steps – baby steps- consistenetaly in the same direction we would eventually arrive. I guess that is faith. An although I don’t really have faith in some supreme being I do have faith in W and faith in myself. That’s the faith we need to sail this venture. And so we leave, we sail, slowly but in the direction of other shores, other poeple, other cultures, and testing ourselves and testing our faith.

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