How did I end up drinking and watching the most beautiful sunset on a 50 year old woman’s boat? I’ll tell you how.
My heart beat was racing, my body full of adrenaline.
We’d just jumped from a cliff into ice cold water and the sun was about to set over Milos.
The few people who were hanging around we’re departing, which meant that we would have this precious beach all to ourselves.
Suddenly, Archeleos was jumping for joy. His friend, who happened to be on a boat in the distance, spotted us from afar.
“There’s no way!”, we thought. How could his friend spot us on the beach from miles and miles away?
Well, before we knew it, we were all meeting on the beach. His friend was a skipper and he was hosting a 50 year old woman on a month long sailing trip around the Greek islands - solo. Um…can we say “goals”?
This woman was a character. The kind of person you only hear about in stories or see in movies. She was talkative, direct, and curious. She spoke with a cigarette in her hand and she had a few more adult treats that she’d brought along with her.
After a brief meeting, she invited us to join her on the sailboat. We sat on the boat as the sun set over the ocean. We shared drinks and interesting conversations. She was the life of the party.
“It’s destiny”, she proclaimed.
And I couldn’t help but agree with her.
How did we end up on this boat right here in the middle of the ocean with her with every single one of us being strangers? Should I call it serendipity? Synchronicity?
I’ve been faced with this question many times during my travels, but I’ve learned that some things don’t need an explanation. These moments are made for living.
Have you met people during your travels or found yourself in circumstances that can’t be explained by coincidence? Would love to hear your stories!