Maitairoa - A boat and a friendship
Roberto e Eileen Barros
Sandra and her two kids, Calypso and Sanson (left in the photo), enjoying a holiday in Paris. Photo: Sandra Sautu
Even being far distant from each other, we keep in regular contact, especially at season’s greetings time, when we update our stories. This year she told us she spent a fortnight in Paris, as host of a friend she met in Stockholm, who also has children of about the age of Sandra’s sons.
Notwithstanding, the spirit of Christmas aboard Maitairoa was as alive as ever, with Christmas tree decorating the cabin, while a harness of coloured led lights hoisted in the rigging completed the atmosphere of season’s greetings.
Sandra’s kids were raised aboard Maitairoa, what enhances the history of the boat as a sheltering floating home. Thirty years earlier our daughter Astrid enjoyed living aboard too. Photo: Sandra Sautu
Maitairoa looks as good as when she was launched, probably even better with the supper-care received from Sandra, while the two families’ friendship is also as good as ever. The lesson we take from this experience is that a boat and a friendship can last for a lifetime.