And so we set sail into year 2017 of the journey of mankind since we reset the clock at year zero. Where this year will take us is as yet unknown. Its path is to be set and its ultimate destination is yet to be determined. Year 2016 ended in fine style with the crew and a couple of friends that we met along the way enjoying each others company and stories of previous life adventures.
In year 2016, our general direction was known but we tended to take the ship around in circles to quite a great extent. We didn't know what we were doing, so at times tried to do everything, not a great plan for progress in our journey to the unknown destination.
So what of year 2017 ? Much of the same I suspect in the early days of our quest. The food stores are overflowing after our 2 weeks back at base camp. I look forward to getting those back to normal levels and so we can get the food that we love back on the captains table. The sugar based foods are fun for a while, but in the long run, this ship runs far better on a fat and meat based diet.The evidence for this is overwhelming as the ship ran so much better in year 2015 than last as its overall weight and efficiency fell and rose respectively.
So we leave port for a couple of quiet days of life's journey before we hit the choppier waters of life on day 3 of the trip. Until then, we need to work on the ship's food stores before we head for the straights of normality. At that point, we crank the gears up a level or 2 on our quest to wherever.