The Adventure Continues
09 November 2012 | Dartmouth
Dody/ 4°C Overcast 100% humidity
A few of our friends have been asking if we have a blogger, and if so when do we plan on sharing it with them. Others have been asking basically how our sailing plans are going , where we've been, and if we are doing okay.
There has been a great deal of change in our lives recently. We've been busy enjoying the past 8 months or so tremendously. Time has passed so quickly, and since then we've been about as busy as we've ever been our lives. Now that the Autumn is here and things have mellowed out I've finally decided I was ready to start writing. You shall be reading passages from myself and from James.
I shall begin by saying that although this may be the second blog entry about our travel plans, the reality is that this is only the continuation of James -and-I's adventures together because our true adventure together began almost 5 year ago when we first met and it hasn't stopped since. From our very first date James discussed his dream of sailing with me.
This dream is now coming to fruition, we are now letting go of the past and looking forward to the journey ahead.
With his children now off on their own, he is now an empty nester and able to begin his dream! James sold his beautiful home on the lake in Waverly, and gave away or sold most of his worldly possessions. His dream of becoming happily homeless is now a reality come true.
James will go ahead now as planned without me to Guatemala, Lake Isabel, to be on “Karma” and get her ready for when I arrive in Sept 2013, which for me shall be a fairy-tail come true! In the meantime I shall visit him when I can and enjoy the last year here in Nova Scotia before I join him. He plans on travelling to Atillan to learn Spanish as well as hike and trek about perhaps to the various Mayan ruins which dot the beautiful countries of Central America.
We have been lucky to travel across the States in our “ Herkemer - Gerda/Rose”, which we call her. She is a much loved Hippy van that we purchased quite by chance in the Spring of 2010. We have painted her up with much artistic flair courtesy of a few family hands. She has brought us many endless miles of joy in adventureland! The Summer of 2011 we drove to Burning Man from Nova Scotia. This experience brought us closer as a couple and reaffirmed our desire to travel together. We have been fortunate to attend many festivals within Nova Scotia and the Eastern States of America. I may say I have loved all of our awe*mazing odyssey - every delightfully miraculous moment of it! We travel well together, we always have, and we now look forward to beginning a new life filled with many travel destinations the first begins in a few days.
We expect to hit the road firstly by flying into Vancouver to spend a few days with my sister, then take the ferry to Victoria to visit James' parents. We shall then drive with them from there through Seattle, Oregon and California to Arizona where I shall fly back to Nova Scotia and James shall continue on to begin his life long dream as a sailor!