Ready to move on, but waiting
Somewhere back in California, quite likely still in pieces, our bikes are sitting, waiting to be assembled. In another location, in Arizona, our custom bike bags are waiting to be sewn. And while all that is happening, or waiting to happen as the case may be, Rebecca and I continue to quietly make plans.
Our minds are elsewhere
Even though we’re still living on one, it’s hard not to feel as if our cruising-by-boat days are over. Or, if not over completely, at least for the time being – in hibernation like a bear in the winter. We watch our cruising friends come and go, enjoying new experiences, and we feel happy for them. As much as I’m sure we’d enjoy sharing those good times with them, our minds are elsewhere.
Of course, the inability to start our new venture now – the waiting – is causing us a certain degree of stress. It’s actually what was on my mind when I wrote the Greener Pastures post back in February. Fortunately for us, the internet provides an endless supply of motivation, like the video that I’ve included above. For those of us dreaming about cycling adventures, or adventures in general for that matter, it’s hard not to be motivated by stories and videos like that. They help us to maintain our focus.
By the way, I love how Lael describes her feral existence in the video. Rebecca and I used to jokingly refer to some of the local boat children as being feral kids. And that’s OK because, at least for now, it’s something that I aspire to. 🙂
In other news…
In case you missed it, Rebecca put up a great post yesterday: 8 Tips for getting the most out of your workouts on the boat. It’s an excellent follow up to my fitness-oriented post on Thursday.