Counting three weeks since leaving our home in Sydney and arriving in beautiful little Ulm in southern Germany, we have finally found a motor home to take us south in search for our blue-water cruiser. The week flew by. While Pablo was out hunting for camper vans, I used the opportunity to catch up with family and old friends. Some things never change, even when you haven’t seen people for years, sometimes even decades.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. (WE Henley)
We have found ourselves impatient at times and had to remind ourselves to slow our roll, take it all in, learn from mistakes… and always have a present state of mind. Even an elephant journey is made up of one small leg after another.
The weather is still similar to summer in Australia (hot!) and we don’t get tired of the amazing views from our apartment across the river Danube. There’s always a Riviera flair along the old city wall and cold beer flows like liquid gold through the warm summer nights. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days and my granny’s ladies’ circle have already integrated us in their weekly morning Café by the Ulmer Muenster.
Today I sit down hesitating a little more than usual what to write. Recently several people have mentioned that I should post this, or shouldn’t have posted that, or should… and therewith thrown up the question of why am I writing this blog? Why strip down to the barest thoughts crossing my mind, and emotions tormenting my soul, in the journey of taking my family sailing the world? Why make myself vulnerable to an audience I don’t even know? I guess I find writing quite liberating. It often puts my life straight and causes a euphoric creativity in my heart, even when writing about bad times. It puts things into perspective, and puts our perspective out in the world. This, in turn, connects us with heaps more travelling souls. It would be nice to get some reciprocity from some of you reading voyeurs and know what journey your hearts dream about, whether on a physical plane or simply daydreaming, it doesn’t matter. By clicking on a post you can always leave a comment – or simply Say Hi.