Sunday, March 01, 2009

Emerging From Hibernation

For the first time in my life, I truly spent winter in hibernation. I busted up my ankle in late October, so I spent December through mid-February in Erie with my parents and sisters. It was a great opportunity to spend time with them and enjoy hockey games regularly. Now, after sitting around for months, I am finally back on my feet (literally) and back aboard the Spirit of South Carolina.

I am thrilled to be back in Charleston, which I'm realizing is beginning to feel like home.

Upon arrival last Sunday, I quickly remembered how busy I tend to be here. I had three days to train the crew in CPR and First Aid, prepare for an overnight sail, and ready things for educational training. Thursday and Friday we took out a fun group of sixth-graders. It was wonderful to have such a relaxing and fun sail to help crew learn the ship and a bit about our program. We will not begin our daysail season for another week, but then things will be pretty busy for a few months.

I am in Charleston until the end of May and still uncertain where life will lead me next. Feel free to give suggestions!

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