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Originally Posted by RandyonR3 View Post
I was up in the north-west a couple years back and stumbled across a boat-yard where about 40 acres were covered with boats in some sort of building or repairing. On Saturday mornings, the coffee croud of boat owners(about 6 of them) would walk around talking of their dreams of sailing off into the blue and of remote islands they planned to see.. On Saturday afternoon, you would see these same folks, tinkering around their boats, polishing a bracket or fixing a hinge happy in their dreams.. On Sunday morning, they would load up their belongings and head home only to return the next Saturday morning and repeat the same process..
I soon realized that this 40 acre lot had become a field of dreams and after talking to some of the workers in the boat-yard some of the boats had been in the same spot for over 15 years and a number of them had changed owners a few times...
So some people do sail off into the wild blue, while others are content to take a day each week, leaving all headaches behind, and enter the wonderland of The Field Of Dreams...

Well..... whats the harm in simply having a dream? so what, if for whatever reason, the dream will never come true? is it less wonderful to simply do what you can, however small, to pretend for a few moments that the chains keeping you from ever living the dream (i.e. health, age, courage, cashflow) were broken and you could be crossing an ocean on a full moon night........ god bless those who have that dream and know full well in this life its not to be....... but they polish the compass and sit with hand on tiller, while in that "field of dreams" and imagine the sparkle of a phospheresence trail just before sunrise.......... here's too land locked skippers, their crew and mighty sailing ships with permanent jack stands...... cheers, sail on brothers and sisters......................
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