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Why, one and the same.

Got a neighbor ... has O2 delivery, 24hr home nurse, hospice makes daily visits. The other day he says, Bob, I'm 82, and looking back I find my most notable accomplishment was shooting par, once, on the local course. He said, If I was only 60 again, I'd set the world on fire! I'd never ask advise, solicit opinion or do what others expected of me. I'd live like there was no tomorrow. I'd risk it all just to feel like I had lived!

I thought, Damn, par, even this guy's better than me!

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Man, Bob, you're like Cain Kung Fu. You're always saying wise stuff, getting in adventures, sailing the ocean blue... getting in adventures. When I was in college I had to read Heart of Darkness, and the narrator has this line at the end that goes something like "The man has expanded my mind!" He's saying this about the real subject of the book -- I can't remember his name, but it's the original to the guy in Apocalypse now. Martin Sheen's character. Anyway, I liked the book. I try to lay it on the line with some regularlity, but when I do I typically stop enjoying myself. It helps, however, if I've mastered the activity. I haven't mastered sailing yet. I'm working on it. I often have kids on board, and so there you have it.
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(regarding the coastal route)
Originally Posted by CBinRI View Post
A lot more to look at, too.
And a lot more to run into (or to run into you), too!

I agree with BarryL and say prepare your boat and yourself, take your time, watch your weather, and go for it.
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