So, have we launched or not? The last week has been a frantic whirlwind as we’ve pushed through many troughs and swells of challenges and mini-triumphs, and yes, the occasional breaking wave of hopelessness and exhaustion the likes of which
we may not experience again unless we are faced with gale-force winds in the Atlantic. As Tim so fittingly expressed a few days ago, there’s a tyranny to dreams, but I’m not going to go there in this Ariose Note.
We’re getting lots of enquiries and assumptions about whether we’ve made it or need to postpone our adventure, so for now, we’ll answer that pressing question.
Ariose has been launched!! We towed her to Kingston, arriving late the night before her appointment to be craned into Lake Ontario. That happened yesterday, and last night was our first of many sleeps onboard. There’s so much that we’ve gone through over the last few weeks that we’d love to share, and at some point, we intend to at least blog about the highlights. Getting them down in writing will serve as an important debriefing for Tim & me, and we expect it might make for entertaining reading for others. Until then, we’ll include some photos to satisfy those curious about how it’s gone and to give a preview of the stories to come. You’ll have to interpret them on your own. My Computer chose a very untimely time to break down, and getting to sleep is more important for me right now and taking the time to type out captions on my phone. I think most of the photos speak for themselves anyways.
Guess it’s time to update our home page byline. We’re no longer “a novice cruising couple sharing our north-of-49 musings while PREPARING to set sail on Ariose, our classic Alberg 30”, we are UNDERWAY!