It's a slightly overcast day here with puffy cumulus clouds hanging close to the horizon. There's some light wind making ripples on the harbor water. I can see the church steeples over in the city as they thrust upward and above the other buildings. There may be a thunderstorm later.
Yesterday, I watched four racing sailboats set out for the final leg of an around the world race. Today, the harbor has a few cruising boats visible, but no brilliant spinnakers are billowing. I wonder what it's like to leave port and set off on the final leg of a grueling trip across the Atlantic. These sailors have already been 3/4 of the way around the world, including the dreaded passage past Cape Horn.
I'm thinking today about the trip that my sponsor is going to take. He's leaving this weekend to drive across the country. One if by land, and two if by sea. Both will yield much knowledge of self and surroundings.
I'm going to take off to go on the boat this afternoon and spend tonight through Sunday on the water. It has seemed like a long week. I've been on some antibiotics that have kicked my butt for most of the week. Last night I went to bed at 9:30 PM which is unheard of for me. Thankfully, today I feel rested.
I was reading this morning about the death of actor David Carradine. Now the news sources are saying that it was some kind of weird sex stimulation that required choking. Kung Fu was safer. I remember that program as a kid. I liked it, especially the wisdom of the Master. I'm sorry for Mr. Carradine and his family.
Speaking of weird, yesterday I got a call from a member of the public inquiring whether placing the stinging cells of jellyfish in his penis would be stimulating. I get some weird calls sometimes as a marine scientist but never one like that. Are these just other forms of getting "high" and enhancing the senses? I don't know the answer but told the fellow that called that he would no doubt be stimulated to get to an ER if he wrapped his wand in jellyfish tentacles. Enough of that .......