|The view off the stern of Vero, with Mr Mac rafted alongside.|
So that left me in Melbourne all by my lonesome. Well, except for the 15 other boats in the anchorage who were also heading south. I jumped in line behind Mr Mac and followed them here to Vero Beach. It's the first time I've managed the boat on my own and I had very shaky hands for the whole 2 days we took to get here, trying to remember all the things that Steve does and all the things I usually do when we get under way, turn this on, turn that off. I was very pleased with myself when I wrapped the mooring line around the cleat here in Vero and could take a deep breath for the first time since I found out that Steve was leaving. It's actually not such a big thing, kind of like driving to school the first time after you get your license and you think that every one is watching you.
|Adjima, being very concerned about my driving.|