While talking to Martin, he told me a funny story. The other day when he and Garry were sitting at the flybridge, they saw something in the water. Martin said to Garry, "Was that a television?" So curiosity got the better of them and they turned Amara around to go check it out. Sure enough, it was a television! They hadn't seen land for 11 days or another ship for 4 days, and right in the middle of the Atlantic, a television goes floating by. They had a good chuckle over it.
They finished the repair late into the night and because there wasn't any wind to speak of, they had to motor through the night—making for a white-knuckle watch and little sleep for the crew that wasn't on watch. They were all very worried that it wouldn't hold the engines in place and found themselves checking the engines often throughout the night.
Upon examining their repair in the morning, Garry said, "We realized that our backwoods, redneck, or rather... our backsea, wetneck repair would hold." So, they all breathed a sigh of relief and were able to finally rest from all the tension from the night before. I am so glad that I wasn't there for this mishap. I'm also glad that I didn't know about this until after the fact because I would have stayed up all night worrying right alongside with them. The good thing is that their sail repair on the parasailor is holding up well.
|Their "makeshift" repair.|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *This will probably be my last post until I get to St. Martin. My bags are packed, all the bills are paid, and the house is organized and in good hands. I really can't think of one more thing that needs my attention other than not missing our flight.
I think pulling Lily out of school was the hardest thing that I have had to do during this whole process. I cried huge tears when the bus driver pulled up to the house on Thursday to drop Lily off for the last time. She just loved going to school. So, to add insult to injury, I loaded Lily up in the car and I took her off to get her Yellow Fever shot. The last one on her list of needed shots.
|Lily at the Travel Clinic. |
Little does she know what's about to happen.
So, I will take a deep breath and make a leap of faith while I step onto the plane that will take me to my next chapter. Wish me... wish us all, fair winds and safe seas!