My Sardinian journey ends here

I have decided stop my journey around Sardinia here in Fertilia.

My primary reason for embarking on this trip was to recover from a depression I had after a marital crisis last year. I wanted to get away from everything, try something new, have freshes impulses in my life and hopefully come back a fitter person, in every sense of the word, ready to take on the challenges of a ‘normal’ life again.

Over all the journey has fulfilled its purpose. I have seen new places, met new people, gotten new friends, learned much about kayaking and the sea, and about team paddling. It has been a very refreshing experience, and I’m very happy that I took on the challenge when the opportunity presented itself.

Unfortunately, the paddling partnership between Wendy and I didn’t work out as expected. In the end, our relationship grew so sour that it became detrimental to my stated aim with the journey, to recover from my depression.

As I continued on alone, walked the streets of Fertilia, had a coffee in a bar, ate in a restaurant, and slept under an open sky near the harbour, I had ample time to ponder what to do. My initial impulse was to just continue alone, following the path set out time ago, but as I thought things through and searched my feelings for an answer, I kept returning to the ‘why’ question.

Why did I go? To get to feel better after a nasty crisis in my life. Does the thought of continuing along make me feel good? Not really. Then why continue?

Now the decision has been taken, I do feel better. I take that as a confirmation that I have done right.

4 thoughts on “My Sardinian journey ends here”

  • Really sorry to hear this, Rene. But when that huge load is lifted, you know you’ve done the right thing. Good luck on the voyage “home”. Stay safe, Kristen

  • Really, really sorry, to you Rene.

    animous desires from me to you.

    Good return travel to your home.

    And…… the world is a fantastic place enjoy them.


  • You are a fortunate man in that you know yourself. You seem to be a clear thinker, and I suspect you will do well going forward. I hope you find all that you seek.

  • Well, I have not kept up the past two weeks due to my kayak wedding, so I must catch up on all of this. I wish you well in all you do~carrie in pr

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