It has been a relaxing couple of days. I know that I write that a lot, but truthfully, my goal is to de-stress my life as much as possible. I don't do many of the things that I used to do when I was working. I gave up a stressful hobby in exchange for sailing and cruising. I don't hold offices in organizations any more. I am unloading as much as I can and am keeping things simple.
We had about six boats rafted to us yesterday. Everyone brought a lot of food. Quite a few of the members are elderly and had to be helped with care to get on the boat. I am reminded once again of how quickly the years can go by. People who use to avidly cruise are now getting infirm. I am doing my best to make the most of every day.
Today the ice cream float came to the beach near where we were anchored. It had a tinkling bell that every kid recognizes. Every one on the beach rushed over for ice cream. The beach, ice cream, a picnic, and visiting with friends--what a great way to spend the day.
We are staying another night on the boat and will head home tomorrow. Once again the wind and waves are the only sounds. This is sweet sanctuary.