On June 30th, around mid afternoon, our good friends on the catamaran Happy Times sailed into nearby Prickly Bay. The last time we saw these guys was at Bomba’s Full Moon Party back in Tortola and as is indicative of their giving nature, when we met them at the dock, they greeted us with a Canada Day gift, real Canadian maple syrup (we had confided in them at some point previous that our stores of syrup were completely depleted).
This seems to be representative of the cruising life. That being, relationships are developed, good times are shared and then people part company, heading in different directions or on different timetables. In many cases, perhaps days, perhaps weeks or perhaps even months later, friends are reunited. Sometimes however, they do not cross paths again, which should tell us all that we need to enjoy the times that we have. We know that we have already parted company with some friends that we will not see again, left only with the memories of great times shared. Fortunately, there are many others who continue to move in and out of our lives, adding to our cruising experiences.
A perfect Canada Day breakfast: pancakes with real maple syrup. Thanks Happy Times!