|By Anushmita Mohanty|
It was like we just saw them yesterday.
This is one of the mysteries of cruising friends. We say hello at an anchorage and one or the other of us may depart early the next morning without even saying goodbye for places unknown, yet two years later we'll run into them and be laughing in the cockpit over beers within minutes. It's an amazing community, a sustaining community, and one I'm incredibly glad to be a part of. When we first explored the idea of retiring onto a sailboat, the cruising community was not one of the benefits we anticipated. As we close out our third year and embark on our fourth, the cruising community is the number one benefit. A true global network, a global family, a society of some of the most amazing people we've ever known. Thanks Paul and Deb for reminding me.