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Dreaming again of Bermuda

01 January 2020
Adrian Lawrence
With the swells behind us and the calm St George's Harbour surrounding us in comfort, I was reminded as to the benefits of living on the hook.

Every morning I wake to a beautiful rising sun, the scent of Jasmine and Frangipani the air, soft waves lapping along the hull and a backdrop full of soft blues, oranges, and yellows. A calmness pervades the boat and it remains all day!

Sailing Around BermudaI can see normal life in motion from the boat. The pink and blue number 11 bus heads down the road. Tourists circle the Town Square. Locals drive to their place of employment. The town's men line up near the coffee shop to talk politics. But there's a strong sense that I'm removed from that world. It's a sense that I didn't get when living in the marina.

The small amount of water between an anchored boat and the land provides enough space to see the reality I choose not to be wholly a part of. And when I do go to land I know it's only temporary. Instead of being pulled back into the mainstream depressing media, commercialism, multi-tasking, fast-food, fast-everything, an incessant feeling of over-working and underachieving, I instead feel peaceful, do what I came to do and then head back to my island of calm.

I think I was born to live on a boat. It's truly the only place I feel balanced.

With that being noted, my family and I have spent these first couple weeks doing a variety of 'normal' tasks like cooking, cleaning, searching out leaks and finding solutions to remedy them. We've polished the chrome deck fittings, had some repairs done to our mainsail and replaced quite a bit of teak deck calking.

Our daughter, does her homeswork right after breakfast. She does a bit of reading, mathematics, writing, language arts, spelling and special projects. We often save science for later in the day where we learn about the weather and log the vitals - temperature, cloud coverage, cloud type, and rainfall. Or we perform some sort of chemical experiment and record our findings - combine vinegar and baking soda is always a winner.

Check out this video to give you an idea of what a 4 day sail from the USA to Bermy is typically like

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