Sailing on Fiona was never part of a plan. She just showed up and we jumped on board. Twice we hastily packed everything we thought we might need, dropped all commitments, canceled scheduled obligations, and sailed off on an adventure to the unknown aboard Fiona.
Not so with Agnes. No, with Agnes it will all be different.
Back in September, after getting off Fiona, I remarked, "I'd like to do that again!" That was all John needed to hear. Next thing I knew, we had a plan and that rarity of rarities (in our life anyway), a real, budgeted vacation. A voyage aboard Agnes.
|Agnes rounding St. Anthony's Head|
So here we are, scheduled to sail on Agnes from Cornwall in south England to Brittany in France. Agnes is a "working boat", i.e., we all get to work on the boat if we feel like it (thank you). The trip will take about 8 days... well not just the here to there, but once we are across the English Channel to Britanny ("the passage" should take a day and a night), we will go up north from port to port.
There are only other 4 passengers on board besides us, besides Luke and Johanna. We are going to be fed at least two scrumptious meals a day, sleep on bunks (private maybe?), do lots of sailing, knot tying, and other sailing duties, and -- most important -- tour the harbors and islands of Brittany.
I am sure there is more to this trip than what I just mentioned, but I've left all the planning to John, so most of this trip is going to be a surprise. Reminiscent of Fiona, perhaps?
Tomorrow, three days before we leave, we will start to pack. You know what that means... yes, more drama of what to take and what to leave behind.
Oh, and we started to practice our French... well, better late than ever.
Next Episode: Packing