Originally Posted by Sunchaser
Right before we were going to leave Port A, Texas
I stepped off the boat
and shattered my ankle. I ended up being in first a long leg cast and then a short leg from Sept until December. Watching me get on and off the boat
was a spectator sport. That said: We met some incredible sailing friends, found a slip in Rockport, Texas
that we have kept for the last 16 years no matter where we are, and were better prepared when we actually threw the lines.
With sailing patience in truly a virtue. Never make plans that can't be changed. With cruising there is no hurry. (when we came back to the states after cruising for the first 8 months we couldn't believe how rushed everyone was) The ocean will be there calling you in a month or 6 months. When you are trying to fix anything, anyone who might help you with parts
etc is on island time.
I am sending healing thoughts to your wife and thoughts of patience to your mind and heart.
I love your posts, Nellie. Seems like the two of you really know what the cruising life is all about and have found a wonderful way to manage it. Your words are always kind and helpful.
Tom, I am hoping for a very speedy recovery for your wife. I sounds to me like you are not the type of people to be deterred easily. You will be out there soon. In the meantime, take care of each other and with the extra time to work
on the boat you will be even better prepared when you do leave.
The very best to you, and congratulations on the very large steps you have already made toward making your dream a reality.