February 14, 2008

Coming Home Phyllis Entry: February 2008

We said goodbye to the last of our guests before we leave to fly home. Alissa ,our niece and Keith came for about four days. Everyday we tried to entertain them with something different. One day we went sailing around Stocking Island, the next day snorkeling on reefs and then one day of shelling on the ocean side of the island. Keith must have been a sailor in a previous life because he adapted surprisingly well to the sailing life. That, along with Alissa’s love for adventure made them pleasant guests to have aboard.
I’m growing a bit homesick and looking forward to coming home for a few weeks. I don’t know why I call it home because we no longer have a house home but I guess I’ll always think of California as home.
We’ve decided to “can” the idea of sailing to Europe this year and instead sail south to Venezuela. We’ll leave the boat in a secure place and do some inland traveling. We’re thinking of Peru and Ecuador . Then back to the boat in the fall for a sail to Martinique. There we will check out the price to have the boat shipped to Europe. Jeff thinks that idea is “punking out”. I think it’s a great idea! However, it may not fit in our budget. If that doesn’t work out we’ll sail to the western Carribean and Central America.
In the meantime, I can’t wait to see all of you when we come home for a visit. We’ll be in Healdburg the first week of March.

Morning Miami River




Lyle and Shannon


Anchorage Stocking Island


Changing a light bulb is risky business



Tis the “Hour of the Swallow”

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