It has been a lovely day here. We did not exactly make it until midnight, but that was okay. After sailing for five hours yesterday, we were tired when we got to the anchorage.
Sailing was really good, and she went along smoothly. She defied the laws of physics by staying steady on course. It is such a big difference to sail on her where the helm stays true.
Once we anchored, we went for a walk on the beach. The sunset was beautiful. We fixed dinner and then took a nap with the intention of getting up again.
I woke up when the fireworks started going off. I could see them from the city, and someone was shooting off bottle rockets on the island. Our old dog is afraid of fireworks so she decided to make a bomb shelter under the v-berth. I watched the new year arrive and then went back to sleep.
Today we built a fire on the beach. The fog had rolled in early so it was nice to have the warmth. I forgot to bring any black eye peas or collard greens for today's meal so it looks as if we will be neither wealthy or healthy in 2011, according to folk lore. But maybe flounder and filet mignon for dinner will get us by.
The past year has been a good one. I believe that in 2010 I made a lot of improvements in my personal journey. I was able to feel the peace of acceptance and letting go. I retired from a long-time career without too much regret. I decided to fulfill a dream by buying a cruising sailboat.
I have no idea what 2011 will bring. I do my best to not project into the future. I don't make resolutions. Instead, I will do my best to live daily with gratitude, acceptance, and hope in my heart.
Wishing you the best today and every day.