I’ve been pretty elusive about discussing the trip details with people. There are several reasons why. The first is that I’ve never actually planned on doing the whole trip. As always, I need an exit strategy at every turn. Besides, after canceling the
Another reason I don’t discuss the details is because I don’t really know all the details. I’m going on a vibe. The trip details I do know came about slowly. I have processed them intellectually and emotionally over the last several months. I’m a fearful and cautious person just like most people, so it’s not like I’ve been footloose and fancy free about the due diligence. It’s just that there’s only so much research you can do – once you determine the risks you simply have to decide whether you want to take them. I’ve had all the same fears everyone has expressed. My first fear was the pirates and I was almost physically sick about it for over a week – I even found a map online that charts all the pirate attacks in the
Still, it was Cheryl’s reply:
“Do it!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderfully fantastic…It will most likely be a life changing experience for you. The ocean is magical, especially with a full moon. There are pods of dolphins and fish in the
that convinced me I had to at least try it.