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.