December 21st 2015 @ 1152
At this moment, according to that crazy bit of fun the “countdown” app, I have 8 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes before boarding my flight to a life long dream! I’m going to Africa!! More precisely, Tanzania, before joining a sailing friend to explore the East Coast island region.
I grew up a long way from the sea, in the high country of New Zealand at Lake Tekapo. We were lucky to grow up learning to boat, horse ride, ski and generally be pretty capable; certainly no princesses allowed!!
I have two wonderful sons in their early 20’s (oops, now you know I’m no green girl!!) who seem to be unsurprised I am disappearing off into the unknown, bless them. But then, most mothers haven’t been in the navy and then swapped to nursing part way through their childhood, I guess!!
I’ve always had the travel bug though and have been lucky enough to cover a fair bit of ground so far – the UK & Europe, Aussie (of course!), the Pacific Islands and parts of the US.
But I have always wanted to go to Africa. Thanks to a friend of my son, I am finally doing just that. I’m going to go on a wee safari first and then get aboard “Rangi” for several weeks.
Can you believe I go half way round the world and the yacht I’m joining is called Rangi? Kinda appropriate though – the sky is my limit!