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post #14 of Old 06-01-2011
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Great thoughts

1- I love the feeling of freedom it gives me in the wide open ocean with just you the water and the sky

2- I love that it makes me stop and smell the roses of job does the opposite

3- I love that it allows my wife and I to go to some of the most romantic settings imaginable...yet they are so so simple such as in a cove a sunset

4- I love that it lets me drink a great bottle of Pinot Noir watching the sun set and not have to worry about who is driving home

5- I love the feeling of 7 tons accelerating with a puff of wind, and the sound of the sheets tightening

6- I love the mathemetical challenge of finding the fastest easiest way to get to point B with just the wind, the boat and no frigging Garmin or G{S

7- I love the competitiveness of matching skills with others with the same pass each other agonizingly slowly ( this from someone who went to Charlotte Motor Speedway last October as a B day present from my wife and averaged 162 mph with a top speed of 183 for 25 laps in a true NASCAR car by myself on the track)

8-I love watching the dolphins swimming alonside while on passages off the coast and seeing them having so much fun playing

9-I love the ferocity of the wind when sailing in big winds and seas

Sounds like I need a 12 step program

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