I’m not sure I can even begin to put into words how stoked I am that we are finally sailing… or better yet living our dream! We have done so much building this boat that it doesn’t feel like the beginning of an adventure. I feel like we are so far into it to call it a new beginning, but it is the beginning of our voyaging adventure.
Sitting in the cock pit today sailing our boat I couldn’t help but realize that this is our new life. The convenience of a vehicle is gone, so now I find myself checking maps and charts for the nearest hardware store or grocery store within walking distance for the things our boat still needs… And I asked for this :). I was lucky enough to run into our awesome friends who offered to take me to town to do provisioning. So amazingly grateful!
For some reason, my dear friends, I didn’t predict the conflict that would arise of our unusual life style and homeschooling our children would bring. Honestly, I should have seen it coming. I should have known because we have dealt with it on more accounts then I can count on both my hands over the last several years since we left the “rat race” of the city life. I guess I can only say I didn’t see it because we have been doing it for so long now and it’s been a while since our last in your face encounter. Well it happened last night and it has left me a bit unsettled. Long story short I am just a bit surprised by how other people act.
Well, on a happier note, more sailing tomorrow!
Pics from our trip so far below.