If I were to pitch the movie version of the last few months at Shelter Bay Marina it would be Dante’s nine circles of hell meets a tropical version of Groundhog Day. Like Bill Murray, it seemed that each day we would wake up and repeat the day before; saying hello to the regular cast of characters, taking Lucy for a walk through the jungle in search of monkeys and sloths, working on boat jobs, jumping in the pool to cool off, checking on the repair of our dagger boards, joining friends for happy hour, rinse and repeat.
And just when we thought our endless boat work-related stay was coming to an end we were plunged into a deeper level of hell (see Dagger post).
Why oh why were we on this endless loop? Were the sailing gods, Dante and Harold Ramis all trying to tell us to reexamine our lives? Thankfully this is a feel good movie and after feeling frustrated and tortured enough, we cued the inspirational music, stopped feeling sorry for ourselves and made the best of a rough time.
We met a lot of new friends, old friends caught up to us for reunions and the dagger boards were FINALLY fixed! And our happy ending had us leaving the docks along with buddy boats R&R Kedger and Apsaras and with friends Holly and Mike from Wanuskewin joining us on Neko to start our 2nd year of cruising.
We definitely were thankful to be on the move again and hosted Thanksgiving on Neko with 8 others. Between us all we were able to create the traditional dishes and it felt like the real deal apart from the fact we were floating on a boat and it was 90 degrees.
Yes, oh so thankful to be cruising again…
Now these are the kind of days we want to repeat.
Good, now go find our good friends Chris and Paul in St. Blas Islands, here is a link to their blog……you will like them
Judy and Torben
Nice post and great summary. Thanks Mary and Pete for letting us join you on Neko for so many happy get togethers. Welcome to your second year!
Another clever, delightful posting and since I had read “Dagger to the Heart:, I knew the movie would have a happy ending. LOVED the photo of Lucy with her “life wrap” and her own float board.
Boat repairs is the most frustrating part of ownership. Loved the post, wish we were with you, but loving our grandbaby!
Really…..a sewing machine on board? Is Peter making café curtains for Niko? HA! (Ken P)
Wonderful blog post and photos, and as we lived some of it with we know that both of you seemed to be eternal optimistic and cheerful. AuRevoir.