Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Day of Dreams - Welcome Back!

The yellow line shows the track of Aspen crossing the Atlantic Ocean.  We wanted to get a long and good look at Africa and the Cape Verde Islands along the way!  Considering how far we traveled we were not even the last boat to arrive!!!

Aspen hard on the wind coming toward the finish line in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

1 second to go before crossing the finish line between the orange flags and the yellow flag.  Don't you just love seeing Aspen heeling with the breeze?!?

S/Y Aspen – December 22, 2013 – Log #114
Aspen Position: 14 degrees 04’ N  060 degrees 57’ W

Maria and I had a dream of seeing the world.  Her dream differed a little from mine because my dream had a sailboat in it.  Her dream most likely didn't include a sailboat since she really doesn't care for the water that much!

There are so many thoughts and words right now spinning around in our heads.  Resting quietly at Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia, nothing can come remotely close to saying what utter joy and satisfaction we feel at this moment in our lives.

'It's what we've done that makes us what we are'" as Jim Croce sang.

Well, we've done it!!!!!!!!!

Sail on, sail on Aspen - we made it around this big beautiful planet and lived to tell the tale...