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That truth has kept us occupied to the extent that we have barely had time for many of the things that we love, as they’ve been pushed aside in favor of other, currently more necessary priorities. Sailing is one of the occupations that have had to suffer the most. One could perhaps suppose that living on a boat is equal to a very active life on water, with sailing and other forms of water sport activities included. And while that is the truth when in vacation mode, it’s less so in times of non-vacation.
As our hours were limited and we had to return to mainland by Sunday night at the latest, we did out best to squeeze in as much as we could in two days (dedicating 8 + 9 hours of them to sailing across the bay and back).
One of the best things with living and traveling on your own boat that is also your home, is that you have all what you need within an arms reach which makes arriving to a new destination all the more efficient. Food, wine and cold beers in the fridge to set the tone for the night. And your shower and wardrobe makes it easy to slip out of your bikini and jump into evening clothes just in time for arrival.
All prepared to get to shore, we tied up to a mooring ball at 9.30 pm, perfectly timely for the
fourth fifth of july fireworks (the hurricane urged many coastal cities and towns to postpone the fourth of july festivities to the following day). And we managed to call the launch service of Provincetown marina just in time to be able to arrive to a restaurant for a much longed for dinner, right before the kitchens closed for the night.
I always say that food and drinks never tastes as good as they do on shore after a long day at sea. This time was no exception, and I had a wonderful mushroom risotto and a couple crispy sweet peach mojitos to go with it before we headed back to our boat in the bay.
More pics from Provincetown coming up shortly…
It’s weekend friends, don’t forget to stretch it out!
Balance and flexibility – as healthy for the mind as for the body.
We once had a dream of owning a complete wooden boat, but the time we’d have to spend working on it just didn’t seem justifiable. Our Duende (with glass hull, wooden deck, wooden coach roof and wooden interior) require just the doable amount of attention, it stops right before you actually begin to loose your mind.
Check in here for some of the work and restoration that has been done on the boat in the previous few years.
You will remember people, places, friendships, relationships and it will momentarily appear as if “that was the time of my life!”. You will fool yourself to believe that even the most fleeting moments of past had offered more substance and meaning than the tiresome reality of today.
When things feels just so right.
And deep inside you’ll know that you wouldn’t change it for anything. You’ll realize, again. And again. That it’s all for something greater. As the rewards of all your combined efforts and all the pain you’ve gone through and will continue to face gives meaning and true fulfillment to your existence.
It taught you what one important source of true happiness is. What love, sacrifice and devotion means.