Friday was the last morning aboard Moor R&R after 1547 days since we set off from Brisbane, a lot of water under the bridge deck since then. It does not feel like our boat any more, all the personal stuff (Never seen so much anti-foul above the water line) and even the coffee machine are ashore with Kathy and the cats.
Kathy returned in morning (with an Egg and Bacon roll) to help take the boat across the Lake to Belmont Marina for the handover to the new owner.
Then after a hand over on the weekend, I will assist with the sail down to Pittwater next Tuesday (weather gods permitting).
We have had some memorable sails and been to some fabulous places, but the absolute best thing, without a shadow of a doubt in the past four plus years are the people we have met along the journey and the times we have spent with them. (Which in retrospect seemed to more often than not involve an awful lot of eating, drinking and laughing) I have tried my best to keep up, but alas I must bow to some superior party animals out there that have put me to shame.
Kathy and myself will try to find a place to settle back into a less nomadic way of life around Lake Macquarie in the short term anyway. If any of you are passing through by Land or Sea do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you are up in the Whitsundays, do not moan to much if a Lagoon 421 Charter boat (R&R) drops it's pick close behind you some time, it just may have the owners on board.
I doubt we will ever fit 52 people on the charter boat for a cocktail party, like we did on Moor R&R last year, but just maybe we might give it a try some time.
To all that have read, followed along and contacted us via the blog, thank you for your interest in our little 4 1/2 year adventure, hopefully we may have inspired somebody else to step out of there comfort zone and do something different.
Remember life is not a practice run for something else. The only thing of use to in old age when doing anything becomes just hard work are your memories, you can not buy them, borrow them or work for somebody else for them, you need to go out and collect them yourself.
It has been one hell of a ride.
So long and thanks for all the fish.