Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sweet Pea Cove.....and sweet it is
Just like someone flicking off a light switch, the winds went from 35 knots to 0, and the seas are now as flat as a pancake. We are, once again, back at anchor in a sweet little cove....sweet pea that is. The water visibility is unbelievable here. We are anchored in 35 feet of water, and we can see the anchor chain all the way down to the anchor that is set in the sand. Patrick and Jack just left for a dive and I have Santosha all to myself. With the dive compressor Patrick snapped up in Puerto Escondido ( thank you Terry from s/v Manta for hooking us up ), they are able to dive daily, sometimes twice! Before I lay my mat down and salute the sun, I thought I would post about all the things I love about the cruising life to counter balance the post about the things I don't.
My Love List
The Sea: I am completely head over heels in love with the color of the water here, the warmth of the water, and all the creatures that live in the tinniest of cracks and crevasses. I am in awe of her power, and I appreciate her force and understand her moods.
The slow paced life: I don't know what day it is or what time it is most days, and it is liberating not living by the clock. There is no where we have to be, no set schedule, just complete freedom.
The quality time with Patrick and Jack: We have grown so much in this past year. We hit some serious lows, and reached some serious highs. The lessons in-between have been invaluable.
Watching Jack flourish: This is a great place to raise a child. No tv, no commercialism temping him to buy this or that, and witnessing his connection to nature and all the wonderment he is discovering as he discovers himself.
The simplicity of it all: Living simple rocks. The footprint we are leaving on the earth during these two years at sea makes me jump for joy.
Living so close to nature: Waking up and falling asleep on the ocean is heaven. Hiking, kayaking, shelling, and exploring pristine anchorages just makes me happy as a clam. Watching birds fly, seeing dolphins play and making eye contact with them as they frolic on the bow of the boat is like no other connection I have ever experienced. The amazing colors and shapes of shells, and life out here leaves me in awe. Nature is perfect. The sunsets and sunrises make me drool.
The people we meet out here doing what we are doing: Free spirits, creative, get that life is short and it's time to live, kind and generous beyond belief, a real sense of community exists where strangers help strangers from the goodness of their hearts, because that is what you do out here, and if we all lived like this every where...oh what a wonderful world it would be.
And yes Lara, the fish tacos are fabulous and so are the white sandy beaches! Don't think I will take you up on your offer to switch places just yet!
I am blessed, I am blessed, I am blessed to be a witness. ( Great song, Mr. Ben Harper, which is playing on my I pod in this exact moment and so fitting as I bask in gratitude )
To all of the about to set sail people who are following this blog.....brace yourself for unbelievable beauty, connection, and life in the slow lane....it is awesome. But still be sure to pack your green powder suplements!
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