Sunday, 29 June 2008

Life's Big Adventures

Today is a perfect day. The sun is shining, the boat is packed and ready, the wind's blowing from the right direction and we're
planning on heading off at daybreak tomorrow towards Nome. Usually that would be enough to make me jump around like a
jack-in-the-box with excitement.

But today I'm bubbling with happiness for a completely different and far more exciting reason.

Last night I found out that all the way back home in Tasmania, my brother & sister in law - Matt & Caroline - have just had a
beautiful little baby girl called Amelia. So today, the little people in my head are jumping up and down and doing summersaults
for them instead.

Today the scale of the big adventure awaiting Matt & Caroline makes ours pale into insignificance.