Digging into the mystery when life gets sticky.
Alice, Roger and Cornelius set sail from Fiji for Vanuatu and New Caledonia and the adventure and excitement continues. They share watches through the day and night, cope with seasickness, struggle with headwinds, and Cornelius is almost immobilised with a unexplained pain in his leg.
Alice explores teachings from earlier retreats when she goes cycling solo around Vanuatu, and reflects on her early life as she hitches alone around New Caledonia. She is swept into the lives of a local Kanak family. She starts to see why she is the way she is. When some of the family visit from New Zealand the pressure builds to explosive and she falls apart.
We also see Alice as an older woman, softer and wiser. She is with her children, now almost the age she was when she went sailing. She has a deeper perspective, and we see that she has succeeded in bringing her two worlds together. We don’t know how she did it, or exactly what that means, but we do see that she is different, and that she has something to share.
These sailing and spiritual musings — and many more — are detailed in Dyana’s Anchors in an Open Sea trilogy, beginning with book 1: The Yoga of Sailing.