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POEM FROM A SAILOR

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POEM FROM A SAILOR

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New friends who recently bought a cruising boat from us just returned from a summer cruise. When these "corporate" types first walked into our office, even after 25 years of dealing with boats, old sailors, new sailors and dreamers, both of us said..."they probably won't be the "sailing type". We've never been so wrong!

Aside from having become dear friends, Randy and Eileen have become our "children" (though in fact we're in the same generation). We have delighted in their discovery of sailing, their adventures, their total immersion and commitment to what we have always considered a magical event in our lives....sailing. Sailing for the pure fun of it, sailing for the pure joy of it, sailing for the pure discovery of every new dawn and sunset and for each moment of the day when one finally realizes that life is short, life is good and life is very very simple...at it's best!

We often tell people who are new to and dreaming of sailing, that "no, you are not crazy and you are not the only ones who feel like you are different. Look at the fellow across the office from you. Most probably you have nothing in common more than your job and most probably their dream of a summer spent well, is fixing the back yard fence while you dream of salt water, lovely anchorages and bluewater passages. You just HAVE to get OUT THERE...there is a whole community out there waiting for you, a worldwide "nation" of kindred spirits....JUST LIKE YOU".

Randy and Eileen - on their first sail EVER, sailed to the Bahamas from Florida and then up to Nova Scotia for the summer. They have just returned from this great adventure. Their lovely boat is hauled for bottom paint and in 2 weeks time, January 20th, 2000, on a full moon with a total eclipse, they begin a down Island passage. They are scheduling a year with no home trips planned and after that..."the WORLD is waiting". Like I said, we have never been so wrong!

Today, Randy came into our office for hugs and smiles. He said that both he and Eileen "couldn't wait to get back aboard and have the boat launched". I said "I know....being aboard is REALLY being home, isn't it".

Randy said "I wrote a poem late one night. I was all alone on watch and it just came to me....this feeling just came to me about being home....our boat, no matter where it is is HOME!"

So with all this introduction, first I will copy the last paragraph of their log and then the poem that I know so very many of you will understand. If you would like more information about sailing to Nova Scotia or would like to contact Randy and Eileen, let us know and we will pass on your e-mail.
EXCERPT FROM THE LOG:
"Looking back it is hard to believe we actually went all the way to Halifax, Nova Scotia and were able to see and experience all the things we did. I never did get to see a puffin, or a bald eagle, or a moose, but I saw so much more than I ever expected and met so many wonderful people. I can't wait to see what the next year will bring".

Home at Sea

Outbound upon a calm sea
Cats paws ripple in the breeze
The next port is around the bend
Shelter beckons among the trees

Eastward, on eastward
With urgency we sail
Push on, push on
Ignore the signs of a gale

Rest for awhile in a friendly port
Eat and drink with new friends
Hoist the sails and then depart
Where will the next day end?

Home is not from where we came
Home is not in front of us
Home is where we rest tonight
With sails folded and anchor trussed

Then check the weather
Is the barometer falling?
We had better remain in port
For a few days of shopping and calling

Laundry needs doing
The oil needs changing
Strainers need cleaning
And provisions need replacing

Then check the weather
The barometer is rising
New ports are calling
And the wind is freshening

Outbound again upon a new dawn
Searching for the perfect sound
Round the next island head
Once more were homeward bound

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