Yesterday around mid-day, we motored into our new home port, our sailing adventure complete…for now.
It was the best sailing of the whole trip and we made the most of it. Coming across the Outer Gap near Amherst Island, the swells were 3-4 feet but the winds were strong and steady enough that our trusty boat cut through them. What a ride! It was exhilarating and the perfect way to end our 17-day adventure.
The boat is now docked at its new slip but the adventure didn’t end there.
After we packed everything into our car (it had been patiently waiting for us at the new marina), we headed home…only to hear a strange sound and see a warning light on the dashboard. Flat tire. A nail had punctured it.
So instead of going home or even getting lunch, we headed for the car dealership. Luckily they had the tire in stock. Several hours and several hundred dollars later, we were finally on our way home.
As I write, it’s pouring rain. Much needed given how dry everything is. Yet I marvel that, in the last two days of the trip, when thunderstorms and heavy rain were in the forecast, we sailed on, blue sky and sunshine above us the whole time.
May you find blue skies on your life’s adventures too!