Did I forget to mention with a baby! I hadn’t been home in 7 years and thought it was time for a visit, a rather quick one. Carl thought dealing with 3 kids was too much and Nana begged me to bring Crew home, how stupid was I. 6 hours from Boston to LA then 14 hours to Sydney and finally 1.5 hours to the Sunshine Coast. In all it was over 24 hours to get to Nanas house. Crew barely slept and I didn’t sleep a wink. Then we dealt with baby jet-lag. Yuck, I will never travel that far (by plane) with a baby again. I’m soo sorry to the people who had to sit next to us. By the time we got to LA I was extremely tempted to jump straight back on the plane we arrived on and head back to the boat. Come the middle of the 14 hour flight I almost found myself running up and down the isles
let me off, let me off, LET ME OFF!!
But we made it and 10 days was not long enough to get over the horrific flights to get there, I could have just cried.
Once in Australia we had a great time. We ate and ate and ate. Well I ate and ate and ate. I swear I would be a fat lady if I lived there full time. Oh the sausage rolls, tim tams, caramel slice, Milo, prawns, hot donuts, ice chocolates, custard apples… the list goes on.
Here are a few pics from our trip downunder.
Walking the dog with Nana, Maroochydore QLD
Mmmmm enjoying prawns down in Maroochydore with the gang. Crew LOVED them…. and then he discovered the sauce.
It was such a great trip home, I won’t leave it so long next time. But I WILL NOT fly with a baby again. I arrived exhausted, left exhausted and have been home for 2 days and am still exhausted. It is nice to be home. Our boat does truly feel like home. Glad to report that Cali no longer believes that I’m dead and is happy to have me back.
Australia is so darn fabulous, someday I’ll be proud to call it home again.
Now it’s time to get our heads back in the game. We will be heading out of Plymouth on the 26th of May, next stop Halifax Nova Scotia. We have 2 crew members flying in that week one to join us for the entire trip to Alaska and the other to Greenland.
The extra heater has been installed, fuel bladders stowed and ready for Greenland, all summer (but really winter) clothes have been purchased and now I need to start heading to the grocery store everyday to provision. Busy, busy times ahead.