May 20th, 2015: Can this trip be more glorious? The Bahamas to Florida, USA

by Sara on May 20, 2015

After the Lofgren’s left we started our trip to Florida. We have to be back in Florida by June 1st to be out of the “hurricane zone” per our boat insurance so we needed to keep moving along. We sailed from Nassau to Chub Cay, which was about 40NM. The next morning we woke up early to sail from Chub Cay to Cat Cay. This leg would be long so we left as the sun was rising. It was 5:30am. We would be crossing the Great Bahama Bank on this leg and it would be about 75NM. This would also be the leg where we cross our circumnavigation longitude mark. We will have circled the globe after this leg.

It was a beautiful day on the ocean. The water was shallow and crystal clear. We could see individual blades sea grass on the sandy bottom. We sailed with the spinnaker and main sail out but eventually we had to turn the engine on. Finley was napping and Chris and I had just showered while the water maker filled our tank with fresh water. We were hanging out on the bow of Tumbleweed waiting to cross over our circumnavigation line. We were reminiscing about the past few years, the good times, the hard times, and the changes that have come about in our lives. Then Chris said, “I want this trip to be just the beginning of our lives together.” Then he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him! I was so shocked that I thought he was kidding at first. Then he pulled out this amazing, gorgeous ring. I started crying. He had to ask me 3 times if that meant yes. This man is so full of surprises, how could I ever resist him. Finally I was able to talk and say YES.

We have been on adventures from the ocean to the mountain tops. We have lived in a very small space for a very long time. We have learned to work together, communicate, and most importantly make up. We have been present for more sunrises and sunsets in the past 3.5 years then most will witness in their lifetime. We have encountered snow storms, sand storms, and thunder storms, always followed by beautiful and amazing weather shortly after. We have experienced things that no one will understand or comprehend. We have circumnavigated the globe on a sailboat. We have a beautiful, active, and opinionated 18 month-old daughter. Now we will get married. I guess being a “conventional” US family is still an option for us! icon wink May 20th, 2015:  Can this trip be more glorious?  The Bahamas to Florida, USA I love you Christopher Louis Kurowski and I will happily be your wife.

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Marcy May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are so excited for your next journey and are so happy for all that the 3 of you have accomplished. Congrats and looking forward to see what else life has in store for the Kurowski family!!!!

Jan May 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

Beautifully written, Sara! It made my heart swell. I couldn’t be happier for you and Chris and Finley. I love you all!

Bree June 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

I couldn’t be more Happy for you guys!!!! Love you and wish you all the happiness!!!

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