Threatening skies, a dust storm colliding with a strong SW front, heavy rain, 56 knot wind, wild dinghy rides, mud bath on board, huge clean up, brighter days… what a crazy week we have had. And yes, we are still in Williamstown!
As we experience these extreme conditions we can’t help but wonder what lies ahead. They seem to emphasise the uncertainty, abnormality and sadness we are in, both in Australia and personally.
So many things are up in the air. We did not want to sit here and wait but we are: waiting for boat gear to arrive, waiting for problems to get resolved, waiting for medical tests, waiting for worsening news about my Dad, waiting with not a lot to do to take our mind off things. I have always hated waiting, but this takes the cake… We like to be active, we like to look ahead with joy and make plans, but in the circumstances we can’t and it is hard.
Despite the weather madness, gear frustrations and heavy heart, we had some nice interludes: friends and family spent time on board which brought a welcome change of mood!
And we saw a few funny sights out in the bay which caught our attention and that of Bengie and made us smile.