A beautiful sunny spring morning with my three boys at Gnejna Bay in Malta’s South West. Noah and Gael who are growing up on our Happy Dancer, and Leo from his sailing cat. Ever since Vida Loka, Malta’s only other kids boat, joined us on Pontoon I, we’ve all been inseparable, to say the least: Community living, joint lunches and dinners, looking after each other’s kids, sailing together, exploring the islands, voiding Tax’biex’ chandleries, helping each other out, encouraging each other when things get too tough, dancing and singing out loud on deck at midnight, laughing and … crying at the bare thought that our cruising plans don’t have us head in the same direction once it’ll be time to head through Marsamxett Harbour’s entry for good.
I’ve heard a lot about the difference that it makes cruising in company with like-minded peops… but to really describe how their presence has changed our lives, even in the most eloquent words, would still not do it justice. For now, we treasure, enjoy and appreciate the moment. Carpe Diem – from netted (ia kid-ed) SY Happy Dancer and Vida Loka.