As day broke this morning the wind increased enough to fill the sails. The first time in two days. Everyone was sleeping so in the pre-morning quiet I took the reef out of the main sail, pulled out the jib and hoisted the ‘wee’ sail. (That wee sail probably has a name but that’s all I’ve ever heard it refer to as). Quietly impressed with myself, I turn off the engine. Ahhh the silence.
It’s now four hours later, 10am and I’m on watch again. Justin is napping, the kids eat popcorn on their bed and watch movies. I’m tired. This is day three. But the ocean is a glorious rich navy blue and that makes me happy. So does the GPS, it says just under 10 Nautical Miles (18Km) to our destination. In a few hours we will be exploring a new country.
The trip has been delightful, I have never had so much time. There are no bills to pay, no grocery shopping required, no internet. Just us in this microcosm of family life bobbing on an ocean. We’ve read lots of books and played silly games. First thing I’m going to do when we drop anchor is jump in for a swim.