Well, here we are again underway towards New Zealand. I had mentally prepared myself for the worst (huge seas, lots of wind and rain). We could and probably will get that, but for now we are enjoying a very pleasant sail.
Heading to New Zealand now marks a new chapter in our lives – as we will be living and working there for 18 months. I still feel like it is part of our grand adventure. It will be nice to have the little things again, like laundry machines and water that magically comes out of a tap whenever I want.
This trip has given me so many gifts – deep friendships with other adventurers, hospitality and graciousness from other cultures, and the time to reflect on the things in life that I hold dear. They say that great ideas come out of boredom – and I agree. Some of the best ideas I’ve had in the last 5 years were born in long ocean passages.