Sunday, 14 February 2010

Rough hands, happy heart.

The transition from living afloat to living on land is often a hard one.
I found it relatively easy as motherhood consumed and satisfied me to a large degree but Kit, unsurprisingly, found the contrast between being skipper of a whale research/wildlife filming boat and teacher in a large secondary school rather harder. One of things that seemed to upset him most was the disappearance of the callouses on his hands. In recent weeks he has been cycling down to the boat yard on Saturday mornings to help on Calypso and I've noticed a few changes taking place in my husband. One is a very slight roughening of the hands, (though there's a long way to go before reaching Jeremy's award winning league). The other is a contented smile on his face!