Southbound – learning to be still
Patience – they say is, “Seldom found in women, never found in man.” This forced stop is certainly a test.
Deltaville Marina has so far lived up to its fine reputation as a sailor-friendly place – complete and clean facilities. With an uncertain time line for the alternator repair, I’m settled in a slip with several nice neighbors. Backing in was made much simpler when those neighbors showed up on the dock to help with lines. The weather has been clear and mostly sunny. However, the forecast is suggesting lower temps are just around the corner, and the urge to get south is increasing as patience with waiting begins to fade.
Now in day 4 – the tech came this morning to remove the alternator/regulator to send out for repairs. The hope is that it will be back and installed by Friday.
Meanwhile, I’m working my way through the library in the sailors lounge – three good mysteries in that many days, with more days to go. Also taking the time to do an assortment of small boat chores.
Just when I begin to feel pressure to move and patience evaporates, I wake up to this ……..
and smile and slow down 🙂