Last night as we were hurtling through hyperspace, I spent a bunch of time staring at the stars contemplating how we got to this point. We are now at our half way point distance wise but probably 2/3rds of the way time wise. Galapagos, Easter Island and Chile have always been on my bucket list but if you had asked me if we'd sail to all three places 10 years ago I would have said you were crazy. Many many people are still saying we are crazy even as we are doing it. In fact, I am currently writing this wondering WTF we were thinking...
While offshore, when you aren't complaining about the horrible seas, contrary winds or new bruise on your butt, you have time to think. There is no social media, TV or news to get caught up on. On watch all that exists is you, the boat and your thoughts. Im happy to say that after those 3 hours of words spinning around in my head nothing is any clearer. I didn't come up with the meaning of life, or a solution to world peace. I don't know what we were thinking in undertaking this journey but I am sure it will all become clear once we stop. At that point all the misery will quickly fade away leaving nothing but the amazing moments forever burned in my memory.
This deep thought moment was brought to you by extreme sleep depravation, fermented cabbage that we probably shouldn't have eaten and the letter K.
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