I am back on City Island and feel good. I had a good last 6weeks on my trip back down to NY. I learned a lot about sailing and about Chanty, learned a lot of myself, and really enjoyed it all despite that problems that come along with it all. I am seeing things that I am doing now that 2years ago I wouldn't believe that I would be doing. I have become comfortable handling a boat myself and having this much of a good time. I am in NY working...somewhere I thought i would never go being a farm girl and all.
Its good to come back the friends I had made here previously. A year ago this time I came in on the Catalina from Michigan and Lucile, another sailor, was on her boat watching me come in. I was asking the usual questions of where is the dock master and who do I tell that I am here. She laughed and said, "not here at Consolidated, come and have some pancakes." This time around I was happy to she was on her boat and we had dinner along with her husband Fred. I didn't know chili dogs could be so good after eating canned food and pasta for so long. I am now caught up on the latest since I was gone. Today was a day of getting the outboard motor off the Catalina to get fixed and then towing her out to a mooring and bringing Chanty in to the dock to live on. I took a dip in the NY yucky water that makes me squirm a little but it is so hot...i feel better
Tomorrow I start work, I look forward to starting out new again. I feel renewed and refreshed ready to "fight infection and save lives," like my old co-worker Michelle at St. Mary's used to say. This new chapter is welcomed by me. I will probably not be having nearly as many pictures as I have been having these last few weeks and the posts probably a little less often.
Thank you all who have followed along with the blog and have found it interesting!