|Elan, our CS36t on Corpus Christi Bay|
It was fun looking back over some special moments in our lives together. I found these to post on Facebook...
Bruce and I met while sailing on Corpus Christi Bay. That was a huge part of our lives, and it led to marriage, and then on to cruising!
|This was 30 minutes prior to our wedding ceremony. It remains a special memory for us.|
|A tender moment in the stunning waters of the Bahamas our first time there. Dos Libras in the background.|
|Fastforward to our buying a home here on Puerto Rico! This is ours every day!!!|
Back then we would stare out at the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, or Corpus Christi Bay, and we would dream of how our cruising life would be. Now we gaze at the waters of the ACTUAL CARIBBEAN SEA... and remember how cruising life has brought us to this place in time. Thinking back to that moment 30 minutes before saying our wedding vows, we could not have imagined that this is where we would end up.
I know that the life we have yet to live will not always be wonderful... but I'm doing my best to keep it fun, adventurous, and spontaneous. The simple pleasure of having breakfast on a sandy beach has done a lot to buoy our lagging spirits that increased preventative measures against the spread of the COVID19 virus have brought upon us. Getting out and taking this for ourselves was clandestine and a little naughty, but we encountered no other people, so we felt pretty safe taking this day to celebrate ourselves!
|Just the drive along the coast road was a treat!|
|We settled on the ridge and had our delicious breakfast sandwiches|
|We saved some room for yummy pastries that my Most Wonderful Husband presented to me thusly|
|Not the best photo, but with my crutches, I couldn't work the timed shot... Bruce barely made it back in time!|
|The ever-present lurking iguana!|
The wind was still, but a light breeze sprung up, probably brought on by nearby passing showers. Sitting in the shade of the tall palms, we were pretty cool. But as the sun continued to climb, we became warmly exposed. Bruce moved our little camp out to the shade of the nearly fallen palm closer to the tide line. Here, we just sat and watched the waves roll in, and the ever-changing colors of the water as the clouds passed, giving us alternating sun and shadow.
|I think this beats a rocking chair on some Texas Hill Country porch!|
Thinking about the past 16 years (20 1/2 if truth be told) we can call it a success, even if we never have another special moment after today. But, I can't help but hope that we have many, MANY more such moments in our future!