As adults when do you ever give yourself time to:
Dream, stare into space, read, record your thoughts and experiences,
talk nonsense (a lot), gaze at the endless sky and sea, be childlike
(even childish), play games, nap several times a day or be awake to
enjoy the sun and the moon?
The answer is aboard the Europa Cape to Cape!
In our 'real lives' we all become trapped by 'things to do' and 'plans
to make' but being on this trip means you are completely immersed in the
moment. Try asking Janke, our captain, for any future weather forecasts
or plans for a few days ahead of time and you quickly learn that sailing
is about the now, sailing is about the wind and no matter how
technically advanced we think we are, nature will be what it will be and
we cannot control or plan that! How refreshing...…...
What a unique opportunity this has been to be completely in the moment,
focusing on the now without distractions.
I wonder if we will be able to learn from this when we all return back
to our normal lives?
How long will it be before we reach for our phones, laptops or list of jobs?
I suspect not too long after arriving in Cape Town, however I hope we
can continue to live in the moment as much as possible and seize
opportunities to be a little bored. The now, after all is really the
only certainty we have.