08 November 2012 | Sydney
I’ve avoided this blog for as long as possible but alas we are home and slowly starting to settle back into our old lives. The small things of sleeping in a big bed, endless power and water supply, phones, super fast internet, great coffee and yummy restaurants make life easier to adjust. Couple that with being surrounded by friends and family and slowly Sydney is becoming home again.
We want to thank a few people for making our twenty-month adventure such a wonderful experience. Hugh’s parents, Lynne and Fred, who were our point of contact for each passage and for when we needed some boat part couriered to a remote part of the world. Our friends and family, for the support you gave us. We were trilled to see so many of you at our homecoming party where we had lots of fun catching up and meeting the cute new additions to some families. Our fellow cruisers whom we met along the way, we wish you continued safe sailing. And to you, our blog readers, for following our experiences and writing comments.
None of it would of being possible without Whippersnapper, a superb boat for the trip. At no stage did we ever feel unsafe or in over our heads. Whether in big seas or calm seas, beautiful anchorages or transiting canals, racing other yachts or cruising around you never let us down. You took it all in your stride and came out the other end looking as good as ever. Funnily enough looking after Whippersnapper felt a lot like looking after our baby!
Finally thank you to an extremely safe and capable Captain Hugh. Your knowledge and intuition of boats and sailing are among the best in the world. I had no problem putting my life in your hands. Thank you for being a terrific partner and travel partner. I know my personality is not the easiest to get on with which made your tolerance all the more impressive. It’s special when we can live in such close proximity for 20 months and come out the other end. I love you with all my heart and look forward to our next adventure.
We did it!