I left behind a good job, a not so good house and a heap of stress to move to a not so good job, a lovely house and a heap of stress! Now who's crazy?
The compensations here are the wonderful waters for sailing or just watching. What a stress release to get out on the water every week - wind in the hair etc - all that romantic but real living!
Yesterday's race was another fine example of the exhilaration that a fast moving yacht can provide, the freshest of cold air, the challenge of trying to beat a friendly foe and camaraderie of the after race reflections over a barbecue and a drink or two. I worked hard enough to have a few sore muscles and a sense of being of value aboard. With Christmas fast upon us I look forward to the New Year - watching the yachts arriving from the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Yacht Race, Fireworks at midnight on the docks on New Years Eve and the Twilight racing season when the girls will get together and take on the men for our second season. What a joy of anticipation. Must make sure that we have enough people to do it properly and that the yacht is in as good a condition as she can be. Til next time... Seasons greetings and good sailing if you can.