I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The back is about 60% better today. Will keep up with the castor oil pack (slept on it all night) and the Robaxacet.

I've been gazing at Caribbean web cams for half the morning.

I am feeling like I am going to go crazy if I don't get back to the Caribbean soon. Or at least have a long trip booked for the winter. I was talking on the phone last night to a fellow who spends a fair bit of time in the BVI and it got me seriously desperate to get back there. Not that I haven't been desperate to get back since I got back from Tortola over a YEAR AGO. But there are times when I get all knotted up inside and feel very panicked that I am not going to get back before I go out of my mind with longing for it. It doesn't help that, as I read today, for the past few months the sun has come out from behind the clouds ONCE every FOUR days here. I need more sunshine in my life that that. Way more.

Oh how I WISH there was some way I could either work in the Caribbean or freelance at something so that I could live there. I'd move tomorrow. I would.


  1. I can't help remembering that when you returned from the trip that started all of this, that you remembered that life is all about your children. Gentle reminder. However, they could all visit for some great quality time right?

  2. Yes Linda, I haven't forgotten and I lay in bed at night and feel so torn when I think of leaving them. But to be honest, I hardly see them... especially the oldest and the youngest. I do see my married daughter once every week or two and I would really miss that. So it's agony really. That's why I think an extended stay once a year would probably be ideal but... BUT.... if I did get a job offer there, I would have to take it to see how it would play out.


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