Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's Tuesday already

What a great weekend this was. Saturday was filled with getting the standing rigging up on the boat. It took a bit of maneuvering to get the mast down, fix a couple of electrical problems and then put the new rigging on. We finished that up around 6 PM. Everyone that helped was famished so we went to dinner at the marina and then decided to sleep on the boat there.

The next morning, we sailed out with a good breeze and then eventually headed back into the anchorage off the island. The temperature was near 80 F and after a late lunch we went for a walk on the beach. We eventually found a nice spot out of the wind and laid down on the warm sand and fell asleep in each other's arms. Warmth, love, and a wet dog made it just perfect.

Sunday night we grilled steaks and went to bed early, being gently rocked by the boat. It had been a day full of happiness.

Monday was another beautiful day, so we went for a long walk first thing in the morning, picked up shark's teeth and explored the supposed site of old earthen works on the island. We took off most of our clothes and walked the beach without another person in sight. That's what makes this such a great place to go--everyone leaves and the entire island is deserted. Pure freedom!

We hated to head back in the afternoon. But today is a work day. And civilization, deadlines and commitments were calling. Soon enough, there won't be those things that beckon me back. I can feel the pull of retirement coming and the life of a yachting bum taking hold.

Have a great Tuesday everyone.

A few words of gratitude today:
1. I'm thankful for great weather, good winds, and the feel of spring
2. I'm grateful for a thousand yesterdays of happiness that outweigh any days of unhappiness.
3. I'm happy to have a Higher Power who obviously has some plans yet to come for me.
4. I'm glad that I don't have to guess what those plans are but just be patient as more will be revealed in time.
5. I'm happy that there are many choices of how to live this day. I just need to choose the one that fits me best.


  1. Civilization is such a bummer and so damn inconvenient!

  2. sounds like an awesome few days. hope you have a good week.

  3. I'm glad that you had a great weekend.I agree with all five things to be greatful for.I hope that you have a great day today!Mike G.said that 9it's an A.A.thing)

  4. could you stop being so g*dda@n postitive?? Just kidding..sounds wonderful.

  5. Your life sounds so good Syd, how I envy you, I just feel I have wasted my life, i aint realised 10% of my potencial.
    I live from day to day and hand to mouth and its just getting so boring.
    Oh thanks for the award as a superior scribbler but I feel inferior, I too need to escape from "civilisation" and join nature in the jungle

  6. I have salt water in my veins. I belong to the sea. Always have. It is the place I feel most at home. You weekend sounds like a blessing.

  7. I love spending time with Jay like that. We don't have a deserted island here,but we do have special places that we love too. Glad your weekend was so good. jeNN

  8. Lovely post. Lovely list. Wish I was there too!

  9. WOW...I want a weekend, heck even just a DAY, like that. I am thankful that YOU did have such a wonderful time.

  10. I would love to escape from civilisation and the UK sometimes I dream of this place far away, i think of the american indians and there way of life long in the past.
    I guess the nearest place to that in these modern times has got to be the amazon.
    I have a lump in my throat thinking about it, anyway my dads ok just been up to hospital tonight.
    He should be out very soon

  11. You have balance in your life. Work, leisure, service. You do have much to be grateful for.

  12. there is much to be said for warmth love and a wet dog all in one

  13. That does sound nice. I used to like sailing to islands on Lake Mead with my dad as a kid when there were not many others around.

  14. I like this post... so much that I'm going to reread it. :)

    Okay I'm a Taurus/ italian/ and therefore a diehard Romantic at HEART.......

    I love that you and your wife are making it in Recovery.

    i know the Self is supposed to be ENOUGH....... but I believe in that theory of Noah's arK (2 by 2); and that you grow more in self-actualization with a partner as well.

    I'm happy you had such a wonderful warm (inside and outside) weekend.. and Monday.. very happy for you and your MRS.

    Very very romantic..........

  15. SYD-A-LICIOS As usual! Sail away bud... sail away!

  16. Thanks for this post, Syd. It made me smile...

  17. What a peace-giving blog to read after a busy, happy, productive, non-violient, and stressless weekend.

  18. I love your list of things to be grateful for today, particularly #5.

    May you always have gentle winds....Peace - D

  19. What a fantastic change from how this blog started out describing your relationship with your SO.

    It's wonderful to hear you so happy in each others' company. I am thrilled for you both.

  20. a yachting bum.... i can think of a bunch of worse things than that. your weekends sounds absolutely magical!!!

  21. I now understand what you mean by rigging and things that you were talking abut in this poat. I watched the Most facinating thing on Blue whales on National Geo channel today. (I love DVR) anyway, I would love to do what you do! I don't envy you, but maybe I inherited the ocean water from my dad, who knows.


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