"A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet.” ~ Will Rogers
I hadn't met Nev Wells in person; we grew to know one another through our blogs. Nev and his wife Rachel own NB Waterlilly.
I found his blog as I searched the 'Net for single handed boaters back in late 2009. I was immediately captivated by his profile picture: Fradley Junction at sunset. It is beautiful and emotionally evocative--the kind of picture every good photographer wishes to take. As I read Nev's posts I was touched by his honesty and gentleness. I enjoyed his observations on life in general and people in particular. Every now and then I left comments to let Nev know his writing reached out and touched me all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.
Nev knew Les in passing and followed his boat blog. When Les and I fell in love I wrote a blog about our story So this is Love. Nev began following, commenting as he read and our online friendship grew.
|Nev and Les in front of NB Valerie|
I love this story and especially now that I have a real picture of what it's like.
So happy you're so happy
That'll be boating then.....
I am so very glad you came to experience a small slice of our life. Glad you made your journey back home safely as well.
It is indeed as you well know, being one of those fabulously friendly boaters yourself.:)
I think I have said this before, but as I read your blog, I am continually amazed at the happiness you have found in your new way of life. Learn from Jaq, everyone: your intuitions will lead you to your bliss. Pay attention!
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