At long last, we have arrived! And it is glorious.
We got on the ferry last night after spending the usual shocking amount of time in North Sydney. Oh, how many days of my life have I spent hanging around in North Sydney, Nova Scotia? It is time that I will never get back and, frankly, I am not so happy about it. Possibly the only place more bleak than North Sydney is neighboring Sydney Mines, that uses the motto, "Rich in Hospitality....and Coal!" Need I say more?
It has been something of an odyssey - the storm, the delays, the no-cabin, the being parked on Deck 1 (it's a long story that involves a lot of waiting around). Both Lucy and I had moments - many moments - when we wondered if Newfoundland is really worth it. And maybe I say this every year....but it is so worth it.
This place. This crazy place. It is home.