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Re: Sailing: A family legacy.
Tom, that sounds really nice.
My oldest was raised circumnavigating (3 months old when we left Hawaii for Tahiti) and thereafter traveled with me (a professional captain) on everything from yachts to freighters until she was 12, when it was time for school. All her school vacations were spent on one sort of boat or another.
Today, she has no more interest in sailing than using the boat as a hotel to get out of the cold NE winters. That's fine with me because at least I get to see her.
Not that she has a bad life, is unhappy, or is 'missing' something by not sailing, (after all, she had more miles at sea than most ever will, by 12), it's just that I..........oh well.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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Last edited by capta; 07-07-2016 at 07:00 PM.