Back in a bikini and trying to get my tan back!
It’s not that I had become sick of the boat, it’s just that it had become the norm for us. We had our routines, we were used to the sailing, it had become our “every day”, which sort of made it lose it’s sparkle. But they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and in this aspect, I 100% agree.
Eben was back and forth between the boat and Canada throughout summer, but all in all the girls and I were on land for nearly 6 months. It was so wonderful getting to spend that quality time with family and friends that we usually on see in short spurts. It was delicious to fill our bellies with Canadian comfort foods we had been craving (ie. poutine and nanaimo bars). It was rejuvenating to experience my favourite season (Fall) and its change of colors, as well as seeing the beginning of winter as snow gently fell on the mountain tops. We were tossed in a whirlwind of new and unexpected experiences, new goals, new projects, and new adventures. We filled our cups with “the new” and lived it to the fullest. We had so much fun, even on the days that weren’t so fun (thinking back to trudging in the mud when we were trying to clear our spot or freezing in our travel trailer at night), and it felt so good.