6th of August 2012
Can you believe it ? It was in 1994. Nelson Mandela got elected first time ever democratic , black president in Southafrica . Hombre and me both were part of the historic change Southafrica went through these days – and alike many other countries on their way to freedom, justice and democracy still is.
With us was a young boy. 10 years old, a smart, funny, very well educated and always helping young sportsman. Fond of all watersports and the oldest of 4 bothers. Living with his family while working in Southafrica became one of my best experiences in my life so far. And still knowing and meeting you wonderful guys after 18 years, that spread us all over the world from Southafrica to the UK, Florida , Bahrain , Qatar, the Antarctic and me back to Germany – this is a story , that only life itself can tell . This young chap by the time was Shane Deppe .
Much has happened in all our lifes in between. Shane has become a serious sailing skipper and carbon fibre boatbuilder, working all over the sailors venues in this world. But not just that : This young fellow has finally not only become a proud father but –
a very happy husband with his just as wonderful wife Laura.
A wild , wet and wonderful happy marriage on the 6th of August in the Bahamas with many friends, family and relatives – what a place to start your future life together . We so much would have loved to join you . From the bottom of our hearts we celebrated with you –and as promised before :
We will party hard with you when you make your way back to Pfronten this winter for skiing and boarding – just now it´s “Lord and Lady of the board” for the two of you .
We wish you all the best , tons of love and always enough mutual tolerance to cope with all , that a life together is about . You will make it.
Your friends from Germany
Petra and BABA