Oh the Pain, How it hurts
14 September 2015 | Edmonton Alberta
Oh how it hurts to be land locked. After many months of being home in our new house and working we still have an empty heart with the sale of our beloved sailboat Thar Be Dragons, even though it is a decision that we had to make at the time it is still not sitting very well with us.
We have been keeping very busy with work and trying to redecorate a new house and of coarse we did manage to take a few weeks out and go on holidays to Nicaragua with my Daughter, son inlaw and granddaughter. We had an amazing time and took lots of pics. We rented a beach house in a very small village called Pochimal which is on the Pacific side and south west of Managua. We spent most days just lazing around the pool and eating all the amazing food our Chef (thats right we had a chef) Lucy made for us. We rented a car for the time we were there and drove into Granada, and did some site seeing and of coarse ate some ice cream as it was 38 celsius (100.4f) and for us that's way to hot, so we bought a few items then made a mad dash to the car for some much needed AC.
The weather here is already starting to turn chilly it is a balmy 11 celsius (51.8f) and the leaves have started changing colour, it is a beautiful time of year but for us Albertans / Canadians we know what is to come next (the dreaded "S" word). Kitty is still hanging in there and is a real trooper, she has been through so much with our sailing adventures that she has welcomed her new home and loves it.
In the passed few weeks I have been busy doing the hunter gatherer for the winter, I have been busy canning, making jams, pickled carrots, pickled jalapeños, pestos, Chimichurri, zucchini relish, and spicy peach preserve for on top of Brie cheese etc along with all the other Wifey duties.
Todd has been busy keeping the yard work up and making it look like we have a gardner on staff 24 hours a day. He has also been building me my pantry door spice racks that I hounded him about for months (he's a busy man). He also managed to take me out camping for a few days so we could burn some firewood and relax with no cellphones, iPads, pinterest and Facebook it was actually quite nice.
Before I close this post I would like to say how much we miss all our cruising friends and hope that one day we will see you all again as well as make some new ones.