Life on a sailboat can be a great experience. It brings tranquility and appreciation of the world around us. The ocean goes for miles and there are many places to travel by boat. In this picture a boat is lofting in the openness of the ocean. Today, this boat is not in a hurry. As it hides its sleekness and speed and waits for the final lingering fog to lift before raising the sails to guide a way to the next port. Quiet and stillness, are the essence of sailing
The land ahead is peeking through as the fog withers and the tips of the mountains are barely reaching the suns touch. The waves are crashing against the edge of the land but out in the open the water are still. The beauty and stillness of the oceans ripples toss the boat in a slow rocking motion, enough that the smell of the sea awakens the senses. Time stops, as the wind blows by, and in the peacefulness, the clattering of the lines hitting the mast sound like musical chimes as the soft touch of the salt air sticks to the lips. The occasional bird disturbs the silence. Soon this boat will be flying too, for now, freedom and independence will rule the day.
The freedom of the ocean can be seen for miles just as the sun uses it for a mirror and sees itself shine through to the gray sky this boat, has used it as a guide. A guide to independence to go anywhere it wants but for now, too early to sail, this boat is resting and enjoying the stillness and quite of the sailing life that many sailors have come to love.