Back in January we made the decision to stay in the Abacos to be near airports and marinas to be able to fly out when it was time to be with my ailing father and help my stepmom with his care. We ended up leaving Noodin in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay and flying to Seattle in February during a time of really crappy weather. Our connecting flight out of Chicago was cancelled and we were forced to spend the night in a snowy, windy, and icy city. Meanwhile, it was snowing like crazy in Seattle. When we did get into SeaTac the snow had quit falling but there was plenty of it around. So much that our Uber driver made us walk the last block.
We were able to spend Dad’s last week with him and feel privileged to have been able to do so.
We ended up spending a month in an unusually cold Seattle before returning to Noodin on March 12th. Being back in the warm Bahamas felt amazing. Amazing enough that we sunburned ourselves like the silly tourists. Well, not that bad, but still enough to know it. Currently we’re getting ready for a visit from our son and his girlfriend. After that we may just sail south in the Bahamas for a couple of months before hauling out for the summer.