GO! One day and counting – I think we have it all ready – no room for even an extra piece of paper – we are maxed out. If we have forgotten somthing we will deal with it. So begins our last day at Mabel Lake – last day for: snow, cold, bubble baths, sleeping in a big bed, a refrigerator and much more. But we eagerly await our new adventures and discoveries that we have heard other cruisers have made, such as:
- we can prepare gourmet extravagant meals without 14 spatulas, 16 mixing bowls and 12 electrical appliances
- that fish talk
- that the two of us can thrive in a very small space
- that we need not feel guilty about spending the entire morning photographing sites or cavorting with the fish on a reef
- that solitude can be re-energizing
- that dolphins smile
We look forward to getting to know our boat – a 43′ Beneteau. She is a beauty! It will take us a couple of weeks in Tortola to finish outfitting her, do a few minor repairs and go out on day-sails to learn how she handles. At that point the plan is to spend another couple of weeks exploring the other British Virgin Islands. We must await our official “Registry” from Transport Canada, which can take up to a month, and we are unable to enter other countries until this paper work is in order. At that point we will have our ‘official re-naming ceremony’ and welcome our first visitor – Rob will fly in from the Bahamas to join us on our first lengthy passage to St.Martin.