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How truly lucky we are.

Working on some pictures, and particularly meloncholy right now, I came upon this one I took a couple years ago. The more I looked at it, I had one of those inner eye things, and realized just how lucky we are to be sailors. 99% of land people haven't seen anything like this, which we sometimes take for granted, and overlook as it's soo common for us. The select group of people who can harness the wind and see the beauty the sea has to offer. Now, after saying all that garbage, I'm going to go blow dinner.


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You gotta stop sniffing the inkjet head cleaner...

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IAN...that photo is how truly BLESSED we are.
Your AVATAR is how truly LUCKY some are!! (G)
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By "blessed" are you referring to the sunset at sea or the oil drilling rig?(g)

After that bit of levity, and I hope it put you in better spirits, I am glad you posted the photo. Very nice. I am reminded of many twilights at sea, and they did become taken for granted, with the only enthusiasm raised for an appearance of the green flash. Most of my photos were greetedm with, "looks like a postcard" and I'm not sure if that was complimentary or not.

Thanks for reminding me of what I used to take for granted. We are blessed. Man would have fitted the sun with an off/on switch. God set out to give meaning to the word artistry, and a few others.

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By "blessed" are you referring to the sunset at sea or the oil drilling rig?(g)
Yeah, that too. Believe it or not, with hurricanes, gas prices, environmental concerns, war, my pictures of offshore drilling have been the best sellers on the web (not this one, too artsy)

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Ian, you're cheap therapy

I've been at odds with myself over the last few weeks about the path my wife wants me to go vs the path I've been on for 30+ yrs, but if this is the image she sees in her minds eye, then I've really been a fool for not taking her there


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pdp, does this mean I may see you going south on the Ha-Ha? Every day is our first day.

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pdp, does this mean I may see you going south on the Ha-Ha?
Ha-Ha ain't for rookies, but once our skills are there and if that's where the journey leads, absolutely

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pdp, does this mean I may see you going south on the Ha-Ha? Every day is our first day.

Sailingdog, you're bad!
Yup... fully admit it..

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