A Different Journey
18 December 2007 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos
When I last wrote, we were preparing to go back to Amherst, Nova Scotia on Friday to spend a family- filled Christmas. We now have a different schedule and a different purpose.
My mum passed away last evening. It happened much more suddenly than any of us expected and so we have scrambled to deal with this shock, to change our flight plans, and to be together to celebrate Mum's life before we get to Christmas.
I am so very grateful that I went back in November, and am also so very grateful that we were able to find flights to get us home again. A note to cruisers - build unexpected trips into your cruising kitty!
We left the boat on a mooring ball in Black Sound - under the care of Kevin McIntosh - dockmaster at The Other Shore Club. Many, many new friends offered to check on it, sent their condolences, and waved us off as we made our dinghy ride ashore. It is a shock to be so far away when this happened but both Jim and I are warmed by the concern and fellowship of both old and new friends as we engage in this next part of our journey.
Sailing is about exploration and navigation and weather. I guess life is something the same - we chart a new course now, and get through this storm, and we'll see what tomorrow brings.