Well, our vacay is almost over, and it’s been interesting, to say the least.
Mommy, Diddy and me went on a sailboat that we rented from someone diddy knows. When we got on the boat, mommy did that thing where she purses her lips and doesn’t speak. Diddy tried to reassure her that all would be ok. “I warned you” he said. She didn’t think the 3 of us could live on this boat for 2 weeks. But, an adventure is an adventure no matter what, and this was their 20yr anniversarary trip.
Mommy spent the rest of the day organizing, cleaning and provisioning for the Atlantic crossing to the Abacos, Bahamas.
The next mornining we set sail down the intercoastal waterway (ICW) to the port of St Pierce, FL. Five hours into the trip, sputter, sputter. That’s the sound of a sick boat.
Wishing it away, we continued on, before dropping anchor at dusk. Sunset was beautiful. And I went potty on a little island. I like potty breaks, because we get to take dingy rides!! Next morning, sputter was back. Diddy went to a marina and called a mechanic, who “fixed-it”.
That afternoon, sputter came back. Diddy was really upset, because our “weather window” was ideal for crossing. See, you have to make a 20hr ocean crossing with no land in sight, your boat better be healthy, and the weather needs to cooperate. There just arean’t service stataions in the middle-of-the-ocean.
To make a long story short, we did not make it to the Bahamas. Mother Ocean said it was not to be, and we respected her wishes. But, we did have 6 days of beautiful saling with lots of dolphins playying beside the boat. We also saw manatees and tons of birds.
Kizzy and Roxy were really happy to see mommy and diddy back.
I love sailing!
What are some of your almost avantures?