Brief Tour

As an initially reluctant granny, (G-Ma), I must say that my heart is full of love for my little grandson, William Morgan. Full of cautious curiosity he is a joy to watch as he reasons and experiments with the joys of life. The Wiggles being one of those joys. Watching him respond to the dances and songs on the video was quite hilarious. Erica and Kenett are wonderful parents and encourage him to explore and challenge himself under watchful eyes.  Their new place is only two blocks from the beach and it’s an easy stroll down hill. William is loving the waves, building sandcastles and chasing seagulls. Just the simple joys of all children through the ages. So glad I ducked home to witness his happiness.

Some serious sculpturing on the beach with G-Ma

Some serious sculpturing on the beach with G-Ma

Having being sailing with the Captain for nearly two years now it was high time for me to head home to kiss the children. I’m super proud of my son, Kenett, who is a pilot for Virgin Australia and of my daughter, Sam, who is working the hard yards as a nightclub waitress as she finds her calling. Both working hard and making the most of life. It was lovely to meet Scott, Sam’s boyfriend for the first time. He’s a gentle giant who treats my girl beautifully. Kenett is now in the beach suburbs of northern Brisbane and Sam is in a leafy suburb in Melbourne. Both are enjoying their surroundings and loving the people they’re with.

Me with the Aviators

Me with the Aviators

Wonderful to catch up with beautiful friends as well. Missed too many though and look forward to more catch ups soon. Facebook is wonderful because I always feel a part of your lives even though I’m out in the middle of an ocean somewhere. As always it is wonderful to catch up with Kathy and Neil in Riverside. So glad they’re near L.A.. Would have loved to have caught up with my other U.S. friends too. Don’t know when though. Maybe they’ll just have to catch up with us on the ocean somewhere, somehow.

I am glad that the Captain has agreed to spending time in Australia next year. After watching my finances diminishing over the last three years it’s time for me to head back to work for a wee while. It will give Thomas an opportunity to explore Australia a bit more in depth also. I miss the buzz of teaching and am looking forward to it. It will be a very different way of living for us and the challenge will be to keep our restlessness at bay. During our time there we will make a point of catching up with others that were unfortunately missed during this brief tour. (I call it my ‘brief’ tour because I needed to stock up on Bond undies too. The quality everywhere else just doesn’t match up or they crept up). So depending on how we enjoy the islands in the South Pacific will determine our next steps. After our year in Oz, we may decide to return to the Pacific islands for one more season or continue on our circumnavigation. Opportunities are abundant, as always in life. More pics below of family and friends. I look at these pics and I am forever grateful for the loved ones in my lives. I’m a very lucky girl.

Me, Jude, Alec and Mum - So glad to catch up with the siblings.

Me, Jude, Alec and Mum – So glad to catch up with the siblings.

Will in his element.

Will in his element.

Sam and her lovely young man, Scott.

Sam and her lovely young man, Scott.

Out on the town in Melbourne with my girl. Boy does she know how to order a big veggo feast.

Out on the town in Melbourne with my girl. Boy does she know how to order a big veggo feast.

Making my stop over in LA perfect. Got to finally catch a gig of Gallows Humor. Great fun.

Making my stop over in LA perfect. Got to finally catch a gig of Gallows Humor. Great fun.

My American family. Kathy and Neil with son Zach. Making it fun like always.

My American family. Kathy and Neil with son Zach. Making it fun like always.

Margaret, Darren and Shane. Lovely evening and I look forward to a visit to the farm. Or catch us in the Pacific eh?

Margaret, Darren and Shane. Lovely evening and I look forward to a visit to the farm. Or catch us in the Pacific eh?

And of course always wonderful to catch up with the awesome Shirl. Love you Mum.

And of course always wonderful to catch up with the awesome Shirl. Love you Mum.

'The Gemini Chicks' from high school days. Lovely to catch up with these fun girls.

‘The Gemini Chicks’ from high school days. Lovely to catch up with these fun girls.

Rose-Mary and David - they set me on the path to sail with the Captain by asking me to meet up with them in Malta. Love you guys.

Rose-Mary and David – they set me on the path to sail with the Captain by asking me to meet up with them in Malta. Love you guys.

Anna and me at Kingscliff

Anna and me at Kingscliff. Thanks for the beautiful stay gorgeous lady. 

 

Thanks Cuz Andy for organising the family bash at the coast. It was lovely to catch up with everyone

Thanks Cuz Andy for organising the family bash at the coast. It was lovely to catch up with everyone

Me and my girl xx

Me and my girl xx

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