28 Feb The Path
The way into the Indian Ocean and Cape Leeuwin, some 40+ days east, is lit by the morning sun. With the winds below 30, the southerly swell below 20, and the chop almost non-existent it looks like we will be able to put a stop to the relentless push north over the last 24 hours.
It has been frustrating to watch precious, hard-earned miles south eaten away by current, leeway, and gale-force southerly winds. They are most needed now so that we might not be drawn into the inevitable calm that follows the passage of the low.
Today we will press hard, close reaching across a sea determined to bar our way east south east. How successful we will be is up in the air as any expansion of the ridge trailing us astern will turn our efforts today to naught.
But is that not true of all things? The future remains uncertain. The past unalterable. There is only the doing in the here and now along an uncertain path that can affect change if indeed it is change we seek. What we learn, and more importantly become, along the way is what matters most.
“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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