A friend told me today that life is like a crochure knit. Once you stand back you will notice the stitches you have missed. Now this analogy was given in Afrikaans where a stitch is translated to a “steek” resulting in a double meaning I cannot repeat here.
And so one of the most recent missed opportunities would be the Cape to Rio yacht race. A crew opportunity existed. Others were boat deliveries to the Seychelles and much-much more.
Today another opportunity came along: to sail the Southern Ocean to Perth followed by a harbour hop along the Australian Gold coast. 150 days in nature’s pond. The Southern Ocean to sailors is what Everest is to mountaineers. An age old anecdote reads: “Beyond 40 degrees south there is no law. Beyond 50 degrees south there is no God.”
— Old sailors adage
All we have now is our sights being set, what follows is up to us.