May 27, 2010

South Pacific Adventure has begun

Here we are only a few hours away from our arrival at Galapagos. We did it, we did it, we did it. I keep thinking about how scared I use to feel about taking off to sea for an extended period of time and now we have overcome this fear! It is such a rush to feel this sense of pride and accomplishment together as a family. Today at various moments we all just kept saying, "Wow, I can't believe we did it!".

We have learned alot on this trip about sailing, about Artemo, about routing, about the weather, about ourselves and about each other. Learning comes fast and furious when it is hands on! This trip has given us all something to chew on and improve on for our next voyage.

I know things are going to be a mixed bag out here. I get that so clearly now. I am getting better with this. I have always been the gal who buys the surprise bag of stuff at the cash register without knowing what is inside. Always willing to roll the die and hope for somethin amazing. Unfortunately, also always the gal to complain when I don't get exactly what I wanted. LOL.

Well, I hope you guys have enjoyed this voyage across the sea with us. Our South Pacific Adventure has begun......

ps...Gromit has emailed and said that they are sleeping with their VHF radio and to call no matter what time we get in. We will all be fighting over who gets the radio to say......"GROMIT GROMIT GROMIT THIS IS ARTEMO ARTEMO ARTEMO"!


  1. I just checked your position and it looks like you are almost there. Enjoy, I am so happy for you. I'll be watching the Gromit blog as well.

  2. Dad/Grampa GriffMay 28, 2010 at 5:14 AM

    Way to go. Hope you are all as proud of yourselves as I am of you - as you did all the work!!!. Glad you made it safe and sound and intact!!
    The adventure continues

  3. Dad/Grampa GriffMay 28, 2010 at 5:51 AM

    finger slip - meant AND you did all the work

  4. Congrats you guys. Glad to hear you are safe and sound. I know mom will sleep better tonight now.

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

    Thinking of you all.
    Love T

  5. Just read your blog and I know the feeling of accomplishment you have at this moment. Dad & I are proud of your guys for not giving up on your dreams
    Love Mom(JP)