Everyone is amazed when we say we've been living on Asylum
and cruising for 14 years--especially when we add, "And we're not even halfway around yet." We recently crossed that nautical landmark and didn't even realize it at the time.
Part of the problem was that we hadn't calculated where our half-way point was. Jim always said, "Somewhere around Thailand," thinking in terms of our departure from Annapolis. But I always thought it had to be farther east, mentally plotting our anchorage in Tobago in 2000, which was the east-most point in our Caribbean wanderings. Once we cross that line again--60* 32 W--we will have gone full circle...all
the way around. (If we ever make it that far...)
That makes 120* 32 E our half-way point, and we sailed right over it without so much as a glass of bubbly. It didn't occur to me until days after we'd been there that we'd finally made it halfway around the globe!
Clearly it's time to pick up the pace, though. At the rate we're going, Jim will be pushing 100 by the time we get all the way around.