I had always loved the water.
Little Beach Cats
Ski boats with my boys in high school etc.
Fishing in LI Sound with Dad.
But Sailing? Real Ocean Sailing? Not so much.
Junior year we had a trip we could sign up for.
One of those 4-5 day summer Schooner deals.
Day 2 the Captian answered all my annoying questions then said "Come here"
So I did. He explained what to do with the huge wheel and call the crew to tack.
We went from listing one way to the other.
The sound of the Masts creaking
The Manila rigging
The Canvas Snapped.
I did it. I was a Greek Hero.I found Nirvana.
The Sound of the water rushing past the hull.
The wind in the sails of a 125 ft vessel.
The Weight of the Sun on my Face.
I dream of this at Night.
I can hear the sound in my head right now.
That was the Moment for me.