Well, we made it! We are now in
We are very happy and so grateful for this whole experience -over 600 miles since November and kept our girl off the reefs with nary a scratch. Not to say there weren't some hair-raising adventures as you well know. But those challenges are half the fun when all is said and done. You know what they say about sailing....90% idyllic calm interspersed with the odd moments of sheer terror– I jest...(only partly) If there is one overriding experience which has brought us the most gratitude, it is has been the magnificent beauty of the natural world around us… the ever changing seas, the vast skies, the fascinating world of plant and animal. We met some wonderful people too along the way that we will always remember and hope we will meet again on our journeys. They gave us great friendship, and often helped us if we needed it. We will always remember them and are so grateful for their many kindnesses and true generosity of spirit.
I would remiss not to mention the other kindly spirits (Mike and I know ABSOLUTELY who they are) that have sailed with us throughout and have made their presence known when things got more serious... We certainly had some assistance... there is no doubt about that at all.
It's been fun to share our experiences in this blog – Justin set it up for me and I really didn't know I would enjoy writing it so much. We got some nice notes back on the blog, that you have enjoyed reading it. Sharing it and your feedback has really helped me feel connected to the people I care about.. Your emails were really really appreciated. I was always mad to find an internet café and read the latest from my family and friends. It was very important to us.
For now, we are happy to leave Mudkat safely in her yard, shipshape and ready for next time.
I can't even tell you how excited we are about seeing our family and friends – not to mention the most beautiful country in the world.
Hope everyone has a really great summer, and hope to reconnect here on the blog again in November when ol' Mudkat will take on the Windwards!
Post script story (by Mike)
Somehow this story didn't get told, but I'm sure you will enjoy it. I believe it happened on the passage from
Have a great summer everyone.
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