A memorable phrase by Nietzche reminds us that the goal of life is to become who you really are. Combine that with the gift of time, relaxation, pampering, few decisions, exploring the unknown, and experiencing the opposite of what we encounter in our daily lives. If I made a list of what is missing from my daily life, all of those items pop up. To say I found it all in an eight-night cruise with Windstar on the Star Pride sounds like hyperbole but perhaps it took the cruise for me to realize that with everything in one place, it was to be an epiphany week for how I want to live life. Explore
If I had to be stuck waiting for someone anywhere on Cape Breton Island, there is no other place I’d rather wait. Lucky for me, I was greeted the minute I arrived in Keltic Lodge’s main lobby by a dear friend and a beautiful glass of New Zealand Savignon Blanc. I had arrived. We plonked down in one of the many cozy settings in the sun-filled Highland Sitting Room waiting for the rest of the troops to arrive. Sadly, it was a bit too breezy on the patio to enjoy watching the sailboats beating upwind on the ocean.Explore
“Who wants to go first?” I do, so up I step up to the controls of our 34 ft. Le Boat cabin cruiser. A few minutes earlier, my two friends and I had been eyeing the cruiser eagerly and a touch anxiously from the safety of dry land. It’s our new home for the next week.
In the interests of full disclosure, I’m not a boater. Not from lack of interest, just lack of opportunity. But here was opportunity staring me in the face, in all its brilliant white expansiveness.Explore