FAQ 9: Are you getting excited?
“Are you getting excited?” has quickly moved into a tie position with the “When are you leaving?” FAQ. I think it must seem strange to people when I say that no, I am not “getting excited.” I mentioned this to a friend who is currently out cruising and he figured that the question comes up so often because most people are thinking about what we are doing as an extended vacation, where we will be lounging in a tropical paradise with umbrella drinks, having all of our needs catered to. And we all know how excited we get about those kind of vacations!
The change we undertaking is pretty far removed from that actually, with an entirely different set of routines and chores to deal with. Rest assured though, our lack of “getting excited” does not in any way mean that we aren’t looking forward to casting off. On the contrary, having to go back to the marina every few days is really getting to be a drag (even though we love the people at Collin’s Bay Marina 🙂 ).
Karma for yesterday’s post about sailboats that motor!
To quote fellow PDQer Drew “we’re all power boats when the wind dies.”
Rebecca getting ready to raise the spinnaker. Yes, the water is pretty calm!