It was never my dream to sail.
But I’m so glad it was Allan’s! I feel like Marco Polo, exploring new islands, meeting fascinating people, and enjoying the unique perspective from a harbor or dock.
Summers in Croatia and Greece are truly amazing, whether cooking dinner as we anchor under Poseidon’s Temple or bailing water that filled the boat during a 29 hour crossing of the Adriatic Sea.
Just as often we dock in a quaint village, or a lively city wandering for hours before we discover the perfect locals-only restaurant! I feel so lucky when we stumble upon a lively festival or strike up a conversation with passers by. Some of them become lifelong friends!
Sometimes we hop a bus or rent a car and travel further afield. It adds to the magical feeling of pioneering in a new environment. In fact my Blog about Meteora happened on a road trip when we left the boat for a couple of days.
Of course storms, engine malfunctions or a leak can be scary at times, but it’s part of that lifestyle. And isn’t also life?