Woke up: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Went to sleep: Bahia Los Frailes, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Day Number 76
Cried All Day
Today, the reality of what we did, where we are and what lies ahead hit me.
The excitement and furor of getting everything ready to go, the bon voyage parties and well wishes of our friends, the fear and anticipation of getting down the Oregon Coast before winter weather, the warmth and beauty of entering southern California, participation in the Baja Ha Ha with our wonderful friends, Alex and Krista on board, is all behind us. And now what?
We motored 46 miles north into the Sea of Cortez and I cried the whole way. Today I was missing everyone I’d ever known and everything I’d ever done. Poor Peter. It hurts him when I’m sad. It makes me cry even more to see the concern on his face.
We had an intimate talk. It turns out Peter is feeling much the same way I am. He misses his kids, his family and his friends. He misses the familiarity and ease of his job, not to mention the pay check. He feels the pressure of having this big complicated ship to keep afloat.
We talked about having the same feelings when we moved from Bend to Portland in 2007. But, look, what a wonderful life we created for ourselves in Portland.
Peter and I are adventurers. Like two peas in a pod, we both like to change it up every once in a while and see what shakes out. Who can say what this adventure will bring? Right now it feels like a vacuum. Neither of us knows what will materialize to fill this empty void in our hearts.
We came to one certain conclusion. We have each other. That is the one constant in both our lives we can hold on to.
Around 4:00 pm we motored in and dropped anchor in Bahia Los Frailes. OMG! The landscape just keeps getting more picturesque. I’m embarrassed to admit, I never knew how beautiful Mexico is. The bay is surrounded on three sides by a long, sandy beach and mountains, reminiscent of the Rockies, form a back drop.
Soon after we got settled, Ed, Melinda, and their two children, Jake and J.D. motored over in their dinghy to say hello.