We had to cancel and reschedule our trip not once but twice. A tropical storm got in our way the first time, then there was the rigging issue forcing us to reschedule again. When we finally did make it to the airport, our flight was delayed two times. The cause of the last delay? The bathroom door had come off of it's hinges. I mean, come ON!! When we landed two and a half hours after we were supposed to at 2am, Scott and I were exhausted. It didn't end there. After 3 hours of restless sleep, the morning of the sea trial we awoke to thunder and lightening - the kind that makes you think Armageddon might be near. It was not looking good. "Maybe it will break" we thought out loud, right about the same time the nice weather lady echoing through the hotel lobby was saying how the violent storms were here to stay for the week. Awesome. When we went to our rental car to meet with the broker, it was the one car in the lot literally surrounded by a puddle of rainwater that was six inches deep. After forging that obstacle "Oregon Trail" style, we got in the car and sat in silence until I said, "Do you think the Universe is trying to tell us something?" Scott just shook his head and shrugged his shoulders. This was getting ridiculous. The icing on the cake, however, was when we were stopped at some train tracks on the way to the yard where I joked, "I'll bet it's a freight train". Sure enough it was a freight train and not only that, but it STOPPED on the tracks for a solid 15 minutes before continuing on at a snail's pace. It was at this point where I said, "The Universe is DEFINITELY trying to tell us something". We were beyond the discouragement and laughing at this point. If we saw a pig fly by at that moment, I don't think we would have batted an eye.
Things began looking up after some delicious fish tacos (my new favorite dish) and a quick check of the weather radar. There it was: a little patch of blue in a sea of red, green and yellow - we all saw it and knew that it was now or never. We had a window! We went back to the boat and within 15 minutes we were underway, bound for the Ocean. It turned out better than any of us could have possibly expected. The Universe, it seems, was just trying to make us fight a little for what we wanted. And everyone knows you appreciate the view from top of the hill even more after a big struggle to get up there, right?
Today is the engine survey and marine survey, however pouring rain and lightening is delaying things (again). The deal is far from over, but we're feeling pretty good about it. It's very exciting! We'll keep you posted...
Brittany, Scott & Isla