“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” Sarah Ban Breathnach   The first dragon appeared to us in the form of an impending storm forging down the Gulf Stream, the route we were planning to sail our newly purchased Taswell 43 from Brunswick, Georgia to New Bern, North […]

Unfurling Dreams… Part I

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”  Christopher Reeve. I was scared to breathe. I was afraid that too deep a breath would wake me from my tenuous state. Impossible had moved to improbable. Improbably was quickly moving […]

Good News, Bad News… It’s All Relative

Good News, Bad News… It’s All Relative   It’s important to remember that setbacks, failures, and tragedy are a part of life. Whether we manage to find joy and success in the daily struggle of life is largely dependent on our ability to persevere through even the toughest adversity without ever giving up. Gilles Douaire. […]

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 5

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 5 ” A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.” – Anne Davison We remained on course, sailing forward with an eye behind, watching the large ship following us drift farther and farther away. We went […]

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 4

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 4

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 4 “She watched the gap between ship and shore grow to a huge gulf. Perhaps this was a little like dying, the departed no longer visible to the others, yet both still existed, only in different worlds.” ― Susan Wiggs, The Charm School It is an eerie feeling the first […]

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 3

John Kretschmer Passage – Part 3

 John Kretschmer Passage – Part 3 “That’s what sailing is, a dance, and your partner is the sea. And with the sea you never take liberties. You ask her, you don’t tell her. You have to remember always that she’s the leader, not you. You and your boat are dancing to her tune.” ― Michael […]