I got a message from my brother a while back. "mum has pancreatic cancer, come home now". So I did.
Now I'm back in sunny Sheffield UK, with no boat, no fiancee and my mother has only a few days left we believe.
My Westerly Centaur is stuck in Coinjock NC and doesn't look like it will ever get to sail the Bahamas
, which is all I really wanted. Fiancee can't handle that task on her own and I wouldn't expect her to. She'll be flying over to join me here in a couple of weeks.
I've been living in my mothers house and hating it. I can't sleep because the bed
doesn't rock. Even in this tiny flat I still miss the security
of my tinier boat. So, even though I'm on a mega tight budget
I'm looking for a small sailboat, we can live on here in the UK. Something cheap
or free with a reasonable mooring
fee. I have my brother in Cornwall on the hunt down there but he's not a boat person so I don't expect much there. Though Cornwall would suit me perfect.
For now It's daily trips to the hospital to visit mum and late nights on skype consoling my beloved.
Heartbroken to be losing mum and heartbroken to have lost