Two weeks ago, I left the 230-foot M/S Nerfertiti on the Nile River to fly back to the U.S. Today, I return to the 34-foot Mainship Many Moons on the Patuxent River to continue the Great Loop. It took about 10 hours to fly 9,000 miles. It’s taken 10 months to cruise about half of that! (With a few long pauses.) Such different ways to travel – and both insightful.
My new dental crowns are settling in nicely so it’s safe to continue our seat-of-the-pants boat journey. Oh, we will have a plan – but it will often change. I’m feeling a bit anxious about getting back into that day-by-day mode. Spontaneity is great until it gets risky or uncomfortable! Jeff must be feeling some anxiety, too…although, being a man, he’s not likely to say so. 😉 He’s been in place at Solomon’s Island (Md.) for six weeks, working at the marina to pay for his slip and making new friends. But I know he’s eager to go.
During three weeks in Egypt, I was guided the entire way. My only responsibility was to show up on time and keep up my energy. Now, we’ll be guiding our own path again, completely responsible for our own experience. But of course, we are always responsible for our own experience, aren’t we? We are always guiding our own path.
Photos and captions below reflect on boating across the world, the different ways of travel, and a few ways that I am “taking Egypt” back to Many Moons with me.
4 thoughts on “Onward! Nefertiti to Many Moons”
I know I am not the first but…Welcome ‘Home.’
Day and I have followed your trip through Egypt and enjoyed each post. Thank you for the specific pictures as well as the accompanying descriptions. We were hoping that you and jeff might change your plans and take the ‘long’ trip home. I refer to up the Northeast coast, into the Canadian Provinces, down the St. Lawrence seaway, and home. It is just a few miles further and you should be home by Christmas!
John K. Cowperthwaite, Jr.
PO Box 261
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
Hi, Jock! Actually, you are the first. Thanks! And nice to hear from you again. I haven’t forgotten your invitation to Maine! Or your generous reception of us in Beaufort. I am planning to see you and Day again, one way or the other!
Looking forward to the continuation of your journey. The UP awaits!
Thanks for sharing!