Firstly, let me say; I am glad to be home.
Secondly, you must watch this video.
As far as I know, I am the youngest captain to circumnavigate Vancouver Island. That is definitely something to put on my resume!
*Note to self: Update resume.
After 6 weeks aboard Themistocles, it is amazing to have a dishwasher, an electric stove, unlimited showers, a REAL bed… The list goes on.
However, don't be fooled. I do miss the 'sea life'. I miss the sunrises, the sunsets, the sound of waves lapping against the hull and the sights that we saw everyday. It was truly the most powerful experience of my life. It is something I will never forget.
The trip from Powell River was a day of motoring. The biggest gust we saw was 8kts. Unfortunately, I timed it so we were rounding Cape Mudge as the biggest flood current in a while was flowing. We nearly went backwards as we motored though 6.5kts of current. I decided to scoot over towards the shores of Campbell River as the currents are always less powerful over there. In 60ft of water just off the shore, we were able to make 4kts over ground as we made our way towards the Discovery Harbour. I would like to give them a big shout out, they are a great marina. Truly the best of all the ones we stopped at!
The moment I returned to Campbell River, I felt a sense of belonging, a sense of relief. The moment I held Taylor in my arms, I lost all of the stresses that burdened me. The moment I gazed into her dark brown eyes, I knew that this young lady felt the same. She has my heart and I have hers.
While my life in Campbell River isn't perfect, it is pretty darned close.
Today is the fourth day I have spent on dry land.
I still have a lot to sort out, but I have a plan.
- Themistocles will be repaired and transported to Vancouver where it will be sold (I can't afford this beautiful old boat). If you want a fully outfitted cruising boat, send me an email. 45k and its yours!
- Funds will be sorted out and donated to the JDRF as soon as possible.
- And after much thought, I have decided to obtain my Real Estate License and try to slug it out in the tough world of commission based salaries. Do you know any real estate agents in Vancouver looking for an assistant?
- I will be contacting publishers and trying to build relations to have a novel published chronicling my experiences building up to, on, and after the trip. Prepare for a page turner full of adventure, stress, love, and laughs.
I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my journey, and everyone who continues to support. Every word, every dollar; everything helps.
Please stay updated on this blog to follow the events! I will try to post once a week if possible.
Over and out.
Looking a little grungy; but home.