Monday, September 22, 2014
So, I’ve been on the hard for about a month now, I’ve got my land legs back, and I’ve had a chance to reflect on our big Lake Huron sailing trip of 2014.
What have I gained from this experience?
Well, my sailing skills improved somewhat. During our trip I pushed myself to take more initiative with the responsibilities of sailing. It feels good to be more confident on the boat and the confidence helps me to dismiss some of the needless apprehensions and fears I used to attach to our adventures.
The trip allowed me to truly relax and enjoy the moments of each experience. At times we were very busy with the daily responsibilities aboard Guinevere, but mostly we were able to take in and savour each part of every day. I am trying to incorporate this ‘living in the moment’ attitude into my life in general.
I’ve learned to appreciate and be proud of this beautiful part of the world in which I am lucky enough to live. From the rustic nature at our remote anchorages, to the vast open water, to the charming little port towns, there is so much spectacular beauty to see and enjoy.
We met so many kind, friendly, helpful people, wherever we went. That was a big advantage to traveling about and interacting with others when I was not on my own familiar home turf.
I really enjoyed my time with Rick. Contrary to what many people expect when they ask me about our experiences, we really enjoy each others’ company in the cozy close quarters. We enjoyed each day and we appreciated making memories that we’ll be able to draw upon together when we aren’t able to take on such adventures.
I appreciate my summer sailing experience. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to more sailing adventures in the future.