Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Boat Partem Depression!
Tomorrow my baby gets hauled out. Thus endeth my second season of sailing.
I am already feeling depressed by the prospect of 6 - 7 months of being stuck on the hard.
I wish someone had told me how tough it is. This sailing thing gets under your skin in a big way.
Does it get any easier? Do you 'old salts' still feel these pangs of emptiness when the tension increases on the travel lift straps and the last of the season's waters stream from the tip of your keel?
Tomorrow I will be a wreck. I'll have to drown my sorrows with a dram or 2 of Lagavulin.
Sorry to bring you down.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman