How many times have I envisioned how a place will be and discounted the awesomeness of it only to be astounded at how wrong I was??? So my New Year's Resolution will be to STOP THAT!!!
Waking up in this place just five miles from where we've been for a month... I scrambled out of bed before dawn to sit and watch the world wake up. The Culebrita Light was hard at work keeping mariners safe from doom... Even though I have been up there and have personally seen how unromantic the actual mechanism is... there is still something magical about sleeping beneath the protective "sweep" of the light.
Many times we've looked back on our day and marveled at how differently it turned out from what we had anticipated or expected. Every one of those days began with a decision... Do it or don't do it. We could easily have just sat around, done boat projects, been lazy and not splashed the dinghy or simply lounged in bed and missed that stunning sunrise... This brings me to my next resolution. DO IT!
|See what I would have missed if I hadn't got out of bed early today???|
I wanted exercise... I got exercise!
|The dirty side|
|A rare Bruce-Selfie|
My last resolution ... involves YOU! I'm going to try to limit the length of my blog posts to make them more easily digestible... Still LOTS of photos but (hopefully) I will (try to) post more often in smaller bits.
Our day was done. Both of us were exhausted and thankful of a leftover dinner... We ate in the cockpit as our limbs began to refuse all further activity. Hopefully we will still be able to move tomorrow...
We've decided the same thing as we've moved aboard. So on New Year's Eve we walked to town and enjoyed our hometown festivities of First Night, which Mike had to convince me would be a good idea. I do not like big crowds and I do not enjoy being cold. Neither turned out to be true and it was a magical evening, complete with music and fire jugglers and dancers. It was a great way to start our new life. And maybe you could do a post about that home-made breathing apparatus?ReplyDelete