Calabash Cove Day 3, The Sailboat


As the past 2 days, in the morning I went up to the cafe to check email and keep in touch with people to let them know I was safe. It has become difficult to explain to clients that my month of being out of touch has not begun yet, so I am quite uncomfortable.

As I sat there, Nico came in to let me know “we are going out to visit the area for the day.” That was ok. They needed family time. But were they just going to motor away in the dingy and not tell me? Here is where bring “crew” can be uncomfortable: it turned out I, the woman of the boat felt I was acting like a guest and not working. I was crew and waiting to sail and in the meantime trying to be helpful with the kids and to help her cook. (And the week before I had cleaned 1 side of the underside of the boat.) One tricky thing is, if you walk into a woman’s home and start to clean, isn’t that insulting, like saying her home isn’t clean? So I had awaited instructions, requested them and not been given any. So I spent the next hours, all the time they were away, cleaning difficult to reach parts of the boat. Not a fun day but I wanted to be pulling my weight. I wondered what would happen when we sailed.

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