I had two big things going on this summer: 1. A lot of short term cruising. 2. My dad was undergoing treatment for cancer.
I felt uncomfortable being away from home for an extended period of time while my dad was undergoing treatment even though all indications were good. The compromise for me was to go charter
for a couple weeks which was less cruising than originally planned.
I returned early to spend some time with my dad. A few days after I saw him he had a complication and died. We spread his ashes over the water
from his boat a few days ago.
The main lesson for me was "balance" I'm so glad I came home early to spend time with my dad, but I also realized we should always live our own lives to the fullest. No regrets that way.
The other lesson for me was that loosing someone you are close to really sucks, but I guess it's a part of that whole circle of life thing.
- Peace and fair winds....