It was bound to happen sooner or later. The bittersweet time in which we would need to turn our cute little sailboat around and start making the sail back to Florida.
And that time has come for the three of us.
Oliver is probably the most excited to return to his awesome backyard with countless lizards to hunt, along with endless unplanned potty breaks that definitely do NOT require the use of a dinghy.
Jer and I, however, are a bundle of mixed emotions.
All along, we knew we would be back in Florida by Hurricane Season 2015. That was the plan. This life afloat was never a forever for us.
Luckily, home is beautiful Naples, Florida. We can’t complain much, can we? I mean, lots of folks travel from far and wide to vacation in our very hometown. It really is paradise, and we would be fools not to think the same. We own a cute home near the beach. I have a beloved photography business. And, honestly, we enjoy land life just as much as this simple boat life we’ve been living for the past year.
We have lots of grand plans for our future and a family. What’s great about this sailing journey is that it’s really just one small notch in our grand adventure at life. And what a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.
^^a big thanks to Jer’s dad for snapping these photos last month!^^
Of course, we are a little sad that our time floating around from island to island is winding down, yet totally excited to get back to our family and friends (and, let’s not lie, lots of life’s little luxuries like long hot showers, flush toilets, etcetera etcetera).
We’ve got a big haul ahead of us to get ourselves and this sailboat all the way back to Florida, and we still plan to spend some quality time in the Bahamas, where we will hopefully get to visit a few of our all-time favorite spots and maybe even some new ones too!
Wanna know the best news of all about having to turn around? After all this time, we finally get to sail DOWN WIND!! Halle-freaking-lujah! :)))
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