Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Family Photos and a Sad Farewell in Antigua

Jumping for joy because I am 23 weeks pregnant!
Despite our less than auspicious beginning, we have been having a blast here in Antigua.  But don't take my word for it, we'll let a few photos do the talking.  It's a bittersweet place for us though, as this is where we will part from our incredible cruising buddies on s/v YOLO.  Luuck, Darcy and Stormer have become more like family than friends to us, and we're going to miss them in a huge way.  They'll be leaving us tomorrow evening, bound for St. Maarten, (they were supposed to leave today but we have serendipitously been granted one more day), meaning that for the first time in months and months we will not be together.  This is sort of heartbreaking for me, as most of you know I am terrible at saying goodbye - even if we are meeting up with them in about a week or so and have plans to cruise again with them when we get underway after twin girls are born.  But still... it's hard to say "see you later" to people who have become fully engrained into your daily life and don't even get me started on the precious little friendship that has developed between Isla and Stormer...  C'est la vie, as they say.   We've had the best time buddy boating together and we have memories and a friendship that we will cherish forever.  Soon we sail for Barbuda...then St. Barths...then St. Maarten...
It was SOOOOO windy up there but the views were breathtaking.  Best views of our trip so far, I'd say.
Our little mountain goats on a hike up to Shirley Heights for the Sunday evening fete. 
Feeling the wind through our hair at Devil's Bridge
When you find a lone bathtub at the top of a peak after a hike, naturally you get in it for a photo.
Isla enjoying books in an adorable bookstore in Falmouth Harbor.
Our "family".  There is so much love here it's insane.
Cheesy grin from our little ham.
The incredible beach at Jolly Harbor.

3 comments:

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream Puff said...

Sooooo sad to part ways. Leaving good friends is never easy. Unfortunately, it is a pitfall of the nomadic lifestyle. I hope your paths cross again and you can pick up where you left off.

Mark and Cindy
s/v Cream Puff
www.creampuff.us

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully put ! Those who don't like it , can jump in the lake , lousy pricks !

Catherine VK4GH said...

10 or more years after we have become land bound, we have found that the friends that we made while cruising (with our kids) are lifelong, and they are still our closest friends, even though they do not live close by. One on the reasons, is that the understand and have the same view regarding life and the lifestyle. Hope you wish to cruise together again becomes a reality.

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