This blog has been full of Sunset shots of every imaginable tint and hue. So maybe it's fitting that this be the parting shot in our 4 month adventure.
What an amazing, adventurous, relaxing, thrilling, challenging time it has been for all of us. We have seen so many wonderful, beautiful, spectacular sights, met so many kind and helpful people. We have challenged ourselves, acted frequently beyond our usual comfort zones, been forced into much greater self-reliance, and more importantly, inter-dependence on one another. We have learned gratitude, perspective, humility, confidence. We have learned that dreams come true, that goals are meant to be realized, and that many of the most meaningful achievements come only after long effort, sleepless nights, physical/mental/economic discomfort and persistence. We learned that the sun always comes up. We learned that God knows each of us, and will help us, many times in unseen or unrecognized ways, if we just ask (and importantly, whether we deserve it or not).
And so, here was our final Caribbean sunset on board One Life. This boat has been our home for the past 8 weeks. We've loved it, hated it, cussed it, blessed it, cleaned it, and made it dirty again many times. It has kept us safe, mostly comfortable, and carried us where we wanted to go.
Our last night all together, in St Georges Harbor, at some mediocre and nameless restaurant. What the food was lacking was recompensed by good and lively company,as we retold sailing stories, mostly accurate. Here are Babs, me, Capt Bryan, Peter G, Joan G, Kathy, and JF. Love em all!
Mates forever. Peter, Kyle W, Keenan G. What a pleasure it was to have them all aboard. Here playing on Grand Anse.
Another Carib lunch plate. I fell in love with these. Washed down with this unique local fruit juice made from the flowers called sorrel. Amazingly good.
Look! Another sunset. On the beach in front of COYABA on Grand Anse.
An evening meal with everyone at a wonderful Italian place near the Mall. Seemed very popular w/ all the tourists. Fantastic pizza, pasta and calzone! First in many weeks!
We've learned NOT to bite the purple seeds in this cocoa pod. The white fruit is quite good though!