…”Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened!”
It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted anything on the blog but I thought I should give an update of where we’re at with everything.
We’ve been back in Australia for two months now and we have all slotted straight back into the lives we left behind this time last year. Kir and Xav have gone back to school, Mum’s working on starting her Yoga business back up and I’m back at university. we’re back living in Helensburgh which has made the process of rebuilding our “normal” lives a breeze thanks to the amazing friends we have here.
It’s incredible to think that a few months ago, we were living on a yacht in the Caribbean, living a life so different to the one we’re living now. And honestly, if it weren’t for the photos and people constantly asking how our “holiday” was, we could almost forget that we’ve even been away! That’s not to say we didn’t have an amazing time. What we did was an adventure of a lifetime and we most certainly do not regret doing it. I think, if anything, it shows how supportive all of our friends are and that fortunately, we are a pretty adaptable bunch of people. It also helps that we are living in an absolutely gorgeous part of Australia.
So yeah, we’re renting a little house (big compared to Planet Ocean!) in Helensburgh and it’s pretty close to everything which is nice. Dad is still on Planet Ocean and he is just in the process of setting off to Panama to finally fulfil his life long dream of crossing the Pacific. He has got crew and it should take him about 6 or 7 months, depending on the winds and how much he wants to see. That’s the plan at the moment but as you know, in the cruising world, no plan is a good plan!
Anyway, here’s some photos to show what I’ve been up to since we’ve been back and to show all of you non-Australian folk what you’re missing.
In the next few days, I’m going to post lots of photos to show off our time on the boat which will not only refresh your minds, but ours as well!
Also, I made a video for my friends to show what my life has been like over the last year and a half but I thought I’d share it here. There is a bit of french at the very end of the video, so you might want to watch it without young children the first time round!