October 01, 2008

Back on the horse

Yesterday we went sailing on my Dad and Cheryl's boat. This was the first time the kids and I have sailed since our entry into Grenada in the squall and without steerage. It felt good to be back on the water. It wasn't long before my fears and nervousness had vanished and I was letting the kids hang their feet over the edge of the boat as "Mystic Journey" cut through the water on nice heel.

It is so strange how much better we all feel on a boat. I was thinking it is because when you are on your boat it is like you are in Canada. When we are at our apartment in the jungle, you are very aware that you are far far away from home and in a different country. The heat is also so much more manageable on the boat. There is a nice breeze and you can always jump in the water for swim. Also, as I looked around the bay, there were so many Canadian boats/flags it was crazy. Directly ahead of Dads boat was "Bonanza" from Calgary. It really feels good to be a part of a community.

Dad and Cheryl are sailing away to Bonaire tomorrow. It has been really comforting knowing they are nearby. Amelia has had some weird bites on her arm and having Cheryl the nurse check it out and ease my fears is always nice. We are going to miss them and our field trips to see them but Christmas is around the corner and COME HELL OR HIGH WATER we are going to have Artemo finished and be sailing to meet them for the holidays!


  1. Hell or High Water! That sounds like a nautical term. Nice.

  2. Do you have an estimated date of completion for Artemo?

  3. Hey annie, We don't have a date but they say they are on schedule! We really want to be out of the apartment on Nov 10th. That will be the 2 month mark. Wish us luck!

  4. Hey Julie, I will be in Toronto when you are on your boat sailing away. Nice to know there are lots of Canadians nearby.