It was fun, and the son and his bride became, officially, a brand new family while on board. We enjoyed the time and were happy they wanted us to be there.
After a whirlwind trip back to Concord, we returned yesterday to Sea Bird, the land of possibilities. For although the big ship was nice, they never once asked me if I wanted to deviate from the path to explore a new island, or stay another day in an ideal spot. Those things become possible, now that I am back in my little world. I like that, too.
We are cleaning up a few projects and provisioning the boat to leave. Possibly Sunday, more likely Monday. That's something else the big boys can't do, change the departure time.
We went today to say our final farewell to Vadim and Kat. They are leaving in the morning, first stop Florida, then to foreign shores. Fair winds.
I'm selling the possessed Mercury.