Our Return, home port
10 September 2011 | San Pedro, CA
Rounding the West End of Catalina, we set a course of 050 magnetic, to the entrance of LA Harbor, and our home port of San Pedro. The old familiar view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula unfolds before us, numerous lights dot the hillside, and the glow of a tireless city illuminates the harbor. Its a sight we haven't seen since we departed, nearly 3 years ago when we set off into the Pacific, just married, and excited to start a new life together.
Over the past 15,000 sea miles, we've grown together as we've visited 13 countries & island chains. We've met the most wonderful people, and made new friendships that will last a lifetime & beyond. We even met new family members in Guatemala. We've overcome unforeseen challenges at sea, learned so many new skills, had thousands of great laughs, and have made so many cherished, unforgettable memories.
Now, as we slip quietly into port in the darkness of the early AM hours, we wonder how we'll adjust to the routines of a shore-life again. For we know, we've been so fortunate to live a dream come true as it's unfolded before us on a daily basis these past few years. On Monday, Kelita will begin college courses in emergency/paramedic medicine, and Rob will be pursuing new employment opportunities. So, we'll both be quite busy for awhile, but we are not finished, as we both want and will set sail again.
We are both so humbly grateful to all of you who have supported us, loved us & followed us on this special journey. And, a special thanks go out to our beloved svFreedom, who has diligently kept us safe and patiently taught how to become bluewater sailors.