As I get ready to leave again, it all feels a bit surreal. I have slowly worked through my list of things to do and always feel like I have missed something. There is still a lot of things I have not had the time to do,but Yemaya is a beautiful work in progress, and when I get to Australia I will have a big chunk of time to finish up all the projects I have in mind for her.
The windlass and anchor is mounted and she looks like a real boat now with all her hard wear on, so beautiful. A big thanks to Gitan at Seagoing Pacific and Dave for their help on this project. While I am thanking people a BIG thanks for all the support,love, help and advice from years of cruising goes to my northern hempshire family Jan and Brian Caldwell, thanks guys for the books, sarongs, lip gloss, laughter and for the family time we shared, I hope to see you sooner rather than later. John and Rebecca for all the rum, movies, stories,laughter, electronic issues solved, cushions and the motto of the year, ‘It is what it is my brother”, thanks guys and hope to see you in oz, long live the barrel and the kayak.
Les for cleaning the bottom of Yemaya. Leilani for the insight into Hawaiian culture and faith, tea leaves and Rosmery.to Ronnie and Sherry for their passion for living life to the fullest.
We have had many blessings bestowed on us in Hawaii, and are eternally grateful for all the support from family, friends and strangers. I hope to pass on the same blessings to all I meet along this journey to put back into the universe what I have received.
Excited and sad I am leaving, and starting my journey,to explore country’s I have never seen before, to find my peace again out at sea and become one with mother nature, as Yemaya is an extension of me and she is part of the ocean and the ocean is just energy, like every living thing is. Se we are all connected.
Hawaii, thankyou for having us. I hope to return safely to your beautiful shores again.