24 October 2010 | Mooloolaba Australia
Life is a series of crossroads, of intersections that appear before one, each offering diverse choices and each choice beckoning one down its unrevealed path. I stand before one now.
Upon setting out I entertained the desire to circumnavigate the globe. I had in mind a quite normal situation of a crewed venture. But I took another path, I decided to set out alone and cross the biggest ocean-the Pacific-and then see what intersection appeared.
And so one small little human and one small little boat set out... and...I am now on the other side.
Life's realities weighed in and because Shearwater cost me so much more than I had anticipated to get her truly ready for the great ocean, I have reluctantly decided to try to sell her here in Australia.
As I gaze into my mind's screen and see her bounding across the sea in a certain euphoria, I have to admit I am saddened to see her now, seemingly chained to this dock... for sale... quiet.
And so I stand before many choices some of which I control, many of which I dont. As you can imagine, this opportunity, this challenge was mind-boggling and I still have difficulty realizing where I have been, what I have seen, what I have lived.
I feel truly gifted and offer thanks to the known and the unknown forces that took me across.
Note: My blog for the time being will be suspended until I have decided between the many paths and have once again something to share with you. How I loved your 'checking in'... I will miss it.