After 3 years, 40,000 miles, and 28 countries, our around the world sail has come to an end. Cisnecito is secured to her mooring in Newport Beach and we are busy reintegrating ourselves back in to society.
We are trading our sea anchor, baja filter, and charts for cell phones, cars, and baby stollers. It is a bittersweet transition. We will truly miss our adventurous life in the remote reaches of the ocean, but we have so much to look forward to and countless memories that we will treasure for a lifetime.
Some of you have asked what we have learned from this experience so we thought we would post our top ten learnings:
10. The world really is round.
09. Cameras and iPods do not like water (we have learned this several times over).
08. The surest way to catch a fish is to sit down for dinner.
07. God loves drunks and sailors.
06. If something is going to break (which it will), it will inevitably be at 2am.
05. On a 46' sailboat, an argument can never last more than a couple hours.
04. Anything cooked tastes darn good at sea (even "sandwich rice").
03. People are people - wherever you go, almost all are good and want to help.
02. We are lucky to live in one of the few truly democratic countries in the world.
01. You will never be ready. Just go!
We just posted photographs of our homecoming celebration on Cisnecito Around the World Pictures
. Most of the photos were taken by our friend Steve Orloff who is also a professional photographer. Many thanks to Steve for the awesome photos!
We hope you have enjoyed our blog. We have really enjoyed contributing to it and have appreciated the comments and emails. We wish you the best with all of your adventures.