Monday, November 14, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again!

To say it felt good to be underway again would be an understatement.

Most of you know we spent last week cruising the Grenadines with Scott's wonderful mom, Sue.  It shouldn't be that big of a deal considering we live on our boat, in the Caribbean of all places - but it is.  It marked the first time we really moved our boat since we got here back in June.  That is just insanity.  And we vow never to let it happen again because being out on the water again felt like coming home.  I don't think I stopped smiling once (okay, maybe when we got clobbered by two monster squalls on the way back) and that unique feeling that I cannot quite put my finger on of being free as a bird and one with nature resurfaced.  Scott and I kept talking about how we simply can not wait to come back and start cruising again with our beautiful little sea monkey* next season...both of us think living the gypsy life at sea is going to be better than ever as a little family and to be able to see the world through our child's eyes??...what a gift for all involved.

Rasmus was a happy camper as well and we are thrilled to report that, despite being a "kept woman" for over 5 months, our weekly maintenance paid off and all her systems from her sails to her engine worked like new.  What a relief that was!  Keeping a beautiful sailboat from being out at sea is like clipping the wings of a bird - it's just not natural!  I swear Rasmus skipped along the water with extra pep as if to tell us, "See, I still got it!  Aren't you proud of me?"   Scott's mom had a blast and she was the perfect crew member from helping in the galley to assisting with the sails - having visitors and sharing our life with them is such a pleasure and we were so happy to have her.

We are planning on heading out for at least one more cruise by the end of the month and when we resume full-time cruising again, we don't plan on sitting idle for this long ever again!
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy
Brittany & Scott

PS.  It's a girl. And she's already got Scott wrapped around her little finger!


Last Paradise said...

A girl!!! Congrats! And you are so right, the world through a child's eyes is a gift..

Unknown said...

YAYA!! A girl! Soo happy for you! Girls are the best!!

Dave said...

Now I have Aerosmith in my head!

Hedonistic Values said...

A girl!! Yay!! Congrats!! So anxious to see pics when she arrives. Will you reveal her name before she's born, or will you surprise everyone?

And so glad time back on the water has been happy (minus the squalls, of course)! Can't wait to get out there one of these days. Our time, she's a'comin! LOL

~Debra and Evan

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