We are now eighteen travel days and just over 1100 miles into this adventure called America’s Great Loop. And what an exciting journey it has been!
Every day, Rick’s expertise at boat handling and dedication to this trip amaze me! He’s rocking the Captain role! As his first mate, you might be surprised to know that I am responsible for more than the galley and making reservations at marinas. Lines, fenders, knots, docking, locking through, navigation, lookout…are all mostly new skills I am learning as we go. And then there’s the vocabulary…stern and bow, spring line, cockpit, flybridge…and just to confuse things, port (left) and starboard (right) … who came up with that! I have enough trouble with left and right. Anyway, I’ve let him down many times already, but he remains patient and positive… just as he is on land. :-). I’m a blessed girl and enjoying this trip of a lifetime.
Well, except that I caught the flu at the Looper Rendezvous we just attended and have been under the weather the past three days. ☹️Captain Rick single-handed the boat today from Florence AL to Iuka MS, giving me some much-needed bed rest in our air-conditioned cabin. Another first for him and he did great! Hoping I’m on the mend and ready to assume my duties very soon.
Thanks for traveling along with us. Your comments and support are much appreciated.