Cliché warning...It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later
One of the greatest things about this lifestyle is meeting people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. People come and go. Some come back again and others are gone for good. You have a few meals, enjoy some docktails, tell some sea tales, and make connections. Then you say "fair winds" as you each cruise away knowing you may or may not cross paths again. We have met and enjoyed being with hundreds (thousands?) of cruisers at this point.
But every once in awhile, some people come along that are 'your people'. You just click. Everything about them works. For us, this was the family of catamaran Ruby Vi. It started with a simple invitation....
On a Facebook group called Kids4Sail, once a month we have a Roll Call to see where in the world all the cruiser families are. In April 2021 I noticed a post from Molly that said they were in La Cruz for a short while with their two teen boys. I jumped at the chance to say hi, since finding teenage boys is a challenge in the cruiser world. Little did I know, that connection would lead us to 'our people'.
|"For some quick haul out work"😂....
cruiser plans are written in the sand at low tide.
|One of numerous nights out with Molly and John.
|We got our bocce set out for the first time since we started cruising thanks to John!
|This is Rose, a whistling duck that Ruby Vi rescued at just a couple of days old.
|We all love Rose and her whistling, outgoing personality.
|Rose lived with Ruby Vi for a few months while she grew stronger, learned to fly and became a part of their family.
|Once she grew older, she needed a permanent home.
Our friends Cat and Mike took in Rose where we are able to visit her and watch her grow up.
|The before picture
|Boat school seniors in high school! Accepted into college!!
|Our waiter getting creative with his photography.
|They became friends with our family from SV LeeAnn
|Ruby Vi's last visit with Rose.
|John, sporting his Noeta birthday present...
looks like it will come in handy soon.
|Ruby Vi's final day in Mexico
|And they're off!