“Jesus was a sailor
And he walked upon the water
He spent a long time watching from His lonely wooden tower.
And when He knew for certain only drowning men could see Him he said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them. ”
March 30…Good Friday 2018
Finally! We toss the lines for real. Destin is over our shoulder by 9 A.M. There is plenty of last minute drama. Now really, it wouldn’t be Mikey without that. A linkage in the gears refuses to obey so we hovered on the harbor for a few minutes. Our friends from the Great Life come to bid us farewell. He pulls up jumps aboard gives it a-quick fix and then it’s hugs and promises to see each other soon and we are underway.
Skies are cloudy but our spirits are high. As we pass under the Mid Bay Bridge we are saying a Rosary together to insure we have all God’s blessings for a safe passage. It’s Good Friday. What a wonderful day to begin the journey of our dreams. The rosary we use belonged to my grandmother. She had many exciting journeys in her day. We know she’s with us. We also know Jesus is close to those who live and work and travel on the sea.
Nine hours of cruising finds us tucked in behind a park on East Bay near Panama City. Tomorrow is a similar day, fresh air, miles and hours underway so it is early to bed. Thanks for all the well wishes we received from all of you today!