Monday, 15 April 2013

Practised but not Perfect

Gary, Jackie and Robert
Who said practice makes perfect?  Cruisers get loads of practice at saying goodbye because cruising means moving when the weather says it's time to go.  Gary and Jackie, S/V Inspiration Lady, have spent the past 9 months in Australia during our cyclone season.  Now boats are heading north and across the top of Australia to Darwin for the Sail Indonesia Rally.  Inspiration Lady is yacht # 18 in the list of entries.

We've really enjoyed seeing our cruising mates here in Australia.  Jack and Jan, S/V Anthem, sold the Cabo Rico Anthem, returned to Florida and purchased Anthem II and are now cruising the beautiful Bahamas.  Steve and Helen, S/V Dignity, are now back in the UK and beginning their new challenges of life onshore, while their catamaran Dignity is now based in Australia with her new owners.  Ed and Cornelia, S/V A Cappella are back in the U.S.A. while their boat is up for sale on the Gold Coast.

No matter how many times we cross paths, the saying goodbye part never gets any easier.  Fair winds, calm seas, dear friends, wherever they may take you!