You know when something good happens and you think, "Well that was great". But not really sure how great. I think I had one of those days.
It was my birthday and very early in the morning, the girls were busy in the galley, I was ushered onto deck and told to helm the boat. I glanced at the emails. A couple of friend emailed me and said happy 48th b'day. I thought to myself, am I that old? After about half an hour of coming to terms with nearly being 50, I said to Sarah, "I'm okay with nearly 50...." Sarah said, "you have a while to go before then." "Two years", I said, trying to put on a happy face. The girls jumped in and said that's not right....As it turned out, I am getting old because I need glasses, the email I read early in the morning (bad light I say) actually said 46!!! Imagine how I felt when I just gained two years!!!
Anyway, that was the start of what turned out to be an amazing day. Camille presented an awesome peach crumble for breakfast, Asia cooked the best ever torte for a birthday cake. I mean it was the best...just melted in my mouth. And Maddy was in charge of the boat for the day.
The girls were a little worried that we had a 10 hour sail on my big day. But that turned out to be one of the best things. Imagine it, me sitting at the helm, the wind was on the beam, the swell was low and the girls were running around taking care of things. A great day for the screecher!
After 10 hours sail, we arrived at a little anchorage and dropped the hook. Again the girls looked after things, while I enjoyed a swim.
Later, Sarah and I enjoyed a good red wine as the sun slipped below the horizon. I sat in the cockpit for some time in the dark, thinking, reflecting...what a day, what a super day! Maybe the best ever...
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.