|Home waters. |
Motoring to our mooring looking out across Pittwater, Lion Island and Barrenjoey Head to the right.
Both the auto helm and the fridge performed perfectly during our voyage up to Cairns, out to the Louisiades and back to NSW waters but decided to break down close to home. Well done to them. I couldn't imagine what it would have been like to go without either for any part of the trip.
Molly and I met 'Southern Belle' at the dock of the RPAYC about 5:00pm and we decided to stay the night and go to our mooring and then home the next day. There was a car load of things to take off the boat and she needed to be washed down. At one point George looked at me ... I was just standing looking at the boat and him and smiling .. and said, "What are you smiling at?" "I'm happy you're both home safe and sound. Now I can stop worrying."
This weekend was the Australia Day long weekend which meant the boat only had a days rest. We were back out and headed down to our usual cruising grounds for 3 days together, once more, our little family.
Normally we have a big day out on Australia Day with our friends Keith and Jenny but we missed out on that this year due to simply not knowing when the boat would be back. We tried to catch up with some friends from the yacht club but that didn't work out either. Probably for the best. It was good to spend some quiet time together. I think the time provided George with a chance to get back into "home life" mode. He's going to miss the everyday boat life a great deal I think.
|Man and dog. They love their nap time afloat.|
Now, after our wonderful year off, I've got to go looking because I know for sure that I need the mental and social stimulation work provides. Hopefully I'll find somewhere that's smart enough to understand there's a great deal of value in this 63 year old woman! As far as I'm concerned age is just a number and has nothing to do with the package.