Lemonade and Perspective

January 7, 2019

San Benito Beach, MX

Captain Robert and I feel like we fell through the looking glass.

We are still a bit adrift. In a foreign country without our boat.

Basically, we had a tractor trailer full of lemons dumped upon us, from which we are making 55 gallon drums of Lemonade.

It´s funny, after everything, that we consider ourselves very, very lucky. Lucky to be uninjured, lucky to be in a beautiful place, and somehow to have landed on our feet. Lucky to have each other.

We have suffered a major financial blow, as well as having our plans for the next two years completely upended. But we have basically been preparing for this throughout our relationship. We have started over before. This isn´t the worse thing we have been through together. (but it is in the top five.)

So, here we are, sitting in a beach house that is so close to the water you could throw a rock in it. It´s 77 degrees at nine in  the morning, and we just enjoyed a homemade hot cake breakfast with coffee and juice. (they do not call them pancakes here). Every moment is filled with the sound of the waves, and the air is filled with the fragrance of tropical flowers.  

Putting things in perspective; that´s our job right now.

Enjoying the moments; the sights, the sounds, the smells. Appreciating every little thing.

We are healthy, we are together, and we have everything we need.

We have two months here to regroup and figure out what in the world we will do next. Will we sail again? 

Don´t rule it out. 

But right now we have some ancient ruins, flamingoes, and cenotes to visit.

We are continuing to learn to speak Spanish, and I am writing my book.

After all ....you all deserve the whole story.

I KNOW you want to know about the ¨Escaleras de la Muerte"..............

DON´T YOU?

 

 

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”


― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass