So it was time to call up my very lovely, utterly patient & longtime girlfriend (5+ years!) Celeste and tell her, not only did I trot off to Germany on a mad cap adventure without her, I am now sailing home.
She puts up with 99% of my crap, and even earnestly listens to most of it. So when I called her up exclaiming “hey babe, yeah, well… errm you know how I’ve crewed on a yacht a bit… and well, I managed to convince this guy to sell me his boat under strenuous terms, and yes, well, I’m going to sail home, uh huh, Britain, Americas, New Zealand, Australia… … Silence.”
The thing is, and I mean, how the heck are you supposed to respond to that? It’s such a bizarre thing to do and say… That you wish to risk life and limb to sail a tiny boat home, and not see the person for… Oh I don’t know, a very long time? I feel stupid and selfish right at the minute, we’ll see how things progress.