Having arrived at Hilton Head on Saturday morning we joined Mom at Sunday Mass at Holy Family. The deacon happened to speak that morning. He really hit home with his message. He talked about finding God in all the moments of life from the big stuff to the little stuff. This journey has certainly been big stuff for us and we have felt the presence of God all around us but there have been small things along the way that were God winks for which we are very grateful. As we close in on sixty days on board I thought I’d share sixty ways, big and small that He has blessed the Pelican and her crew.
That call from a pal just when you start to feel homesick
Cheese and crackers
Generator and inverter to keep the devices charged
Lighthouses on the horizon
Army corps of engineers to maintain our parks, locks, and waterways
Sunsets and sunrises
Advice from others on Active Captain, waterway guide, forums, blogs and posts.
FaceTime calls just as we are really missing grandkids …and their parents
Dad’s old Volvo convertible at HHI
Music (Specifically Jimmy Buffet music since it’s all Mac listens to)
The three storms at Indiantown lifting just as we slid past
Hook down, set hard,
Never being at sea wishing we were at dock
Borrowed cars and trucks
Engine problems solved
Ice lasting an extra day
Visits from old friends
Paper maps and charts
Jamming on the fly bridge with great musicians
Pals at a pig roast
Invites for cocktails and a tour of a fellow cruisers boat
Paycheck arriving in the bank
Wes, Katie, and Di …so we could leave in the first place
Not a single roach on the boat …so far!
Fabulous staff in our businesses back home
WiFi when we could find it.
Cocktails on the flybridge
Alberto not catching us
Sunshine and blue skies
Cranking every morning
Pita pocket breakfasts at the helm
Birds, birds and more birds.
Glassy seas across the north Gulf
Kayaking in amazing slews
Strong cell signals
Georgia’s pristine golden isles
Bill, the lead dog and the daily log.
Dolphin on the bow
Enough water under the hull on the rim route of Lake Okeechobee
Insta Pot making meals in a jiffy
Boat cards ( because I can’t remember names)
VHF radio ….to ask for a slow pass please!
Laundry room libraries
Two degrees of separation
Florida’s endless beauty
Good holding anchorages
Mechanics on speed dial
So I will close with one more throw back moment at Ortega Landing. I promised you it would be worth the wait. Here’s The Flybridge Five as I have now deemed them. Enjoy the show!