Feeling reflective

Glenn Wakefield
December 26, 2016 Leg 2 Day 6

Since this morning after I plotted my position on my old outward bound chart (from 1997), I’ve been reflective about my life and how incredibly lucky I am. I also reflected on the people who had the most influence on me and helped me the most to get to be the person I am today. In my adult life, I married MaryLouise almost 35 years ago, and without a doubt it was the best decision I ever made. That morning when she said yes to my proposal, I won the lottery, big time, and I will be forever thankful to her for that.

The people who next influenced me the most were another happily married couple, my mother Maureen, who next month, will celebrate her ninety-second birthday and my Dad Roy who passed away some years ago. As we all know, as parents you don’t get to choose your kids, you bring them into the world and do the best you can with what you’ve been given. I don’t have to say what a handful I was from day one until this very day to both of them.  I want to thank my Mom for nurturing that adventuring boy and putting up with all his antics for the last 66 years. She has always been a keen supporter of all the adventures I took on. I believe I got all my adventuresome traits from her and, from my dad, the respect and love of the ocean, a pretty solid work ethic, and respect for others. These traits have given me a life of riches in all the people I have been so fortunate to meet.  



  1. Sally and Geoff Dolman says

    Wow. So great to hear that Maureen is going strong at 92. Let’s hope her health stays good. She is a lovely lady and it was such a pleasure to have enjoyed her company all those years ago. If situation permits please say G’day and send our fond wishes to Maureen from Downunder.

  2. Hi guys Myself and a few of my mates have been following your posts for a couple of years now. Keeps us dreaming! Anyway it would be great to hear you on air. I know you’re on 14.140 but what time do you normally catch up? Cheers Jeff VK2MZZ

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