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Sailing Life: All you Need is Just a Little Patience

24 October 2023 | Porto Santo
Nichola Wright
In the Guns N' Roses song Patience, Axl sings that "all you need is just a little patience". He sings about a romance, but it's a good trait to have to ease life along in general.

Patience is a particularly good quality to have for living and traveling by sail boat. Most often it's the weather that regularly tests us. Or maybe it's being stuck in a boatyard waiting for parts to arrive, like we've experienced this year. Perhaps you're waiting for a space in a popular harbour, or for a service person to tend to your boat. Most likely they're all things that are completely out of our control. The waiting is frustrating, but a good dose of patience can help the time pass more smoothly.

We had one big boat job left to do to be able to escape the boatyard, but the weather had other ideas. It was another lesson in how patience is a good trait to have to make the sailing life go smoothly...

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Vessel Name: Emerald
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: No fixed abode
Crew: Colin 'Skip' Wright, Nichola Wright
About: One from Northern Ireland, one from Yorkshire, UK
Extra: Emerald has been our home since 2004. We've sailed around the UK, the western Baltic and have spent 7 years in the Med. We're currently in Portugal, planning a refit. Lot's more information about us and the boat can be found at www.yachtemerald.com
Home Page: https://www.yachtemerald.com/