Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just arrived

Today was another picture perfect day here. It has been chilly at night and warm during the day.

We ran some errands this morning. All the while I was thinking what a perfect day it would be on the water. We were going to go fishing and shrimping, but the ignition switch on the john boat was bad and would not start the engine. So I thought the next best thing would be to head out on the sailboat for a few days.

I got the groceries and left the marina at around 8 PM. And I have just arrived at the anchorage. I have heard it said that as soon as a person gets on the boat, they have arrived. That is the feeling I get too.

Now the boat is anchored. The old lab has been rowed to shore for her walk and to check her pee mail. The comforter is on the V berth, and it is just about time to get snuggled in for the night.

I am sure that it will be a peaceful sleep. I seem to sleep so soundly out here. Hope that you have a good evening. Good night.


  1. That feeling I know so well, Syd: the faint swish..............swish sound, and the slight rocking. Oh! heaven MUST be on a sailboat...

  2. Syd,
    Love the picture! I hope you were peacefully rocked to sleep. You are blessed to have a place where "you have arrived"!

  3. I am so jealous I can't stand it !!
    But, (as I've been taught in AA) I will get out of myself and say that I'm happy for's that for working the program??

  4. "As soon as a person gets on the boat" can apply to so many things. Nice, peaceful post today. Enjoyed and enjoy. :)

  5. that sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend, enjoy...

  6. I love the water, but I've never slept on a boat. I need to try that sometime.

    My ex-husband is planning to buy a live-aboard sailboat in April. If the one he is jonesing for right now is still available then, he'll be living on a 47' sailboat. He plans to work for a few more years then take a year off to sail it around the world. That's the plan anyway. He said he's never slept as well as he does on a boat, just like what you said. He said that our son and I are always welcome to fly to wherever he is and visit. Cool.

    I think of you often. Hope you have a great night on the water.

    Peace - D

  7. kinda like "going home" eh? wonderful post Syd!


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