Saturday, April 18, 2015

__________________________ SIMPLY SAILING _________________________

If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble. If it happens to be an auxiliary cruising boat, it is without question the most compact and ingenious arrangement for living ever devised by the restless mind of man--a home that is stable without being stationary, shaped less like a box than like a fish or a girl, and in which the homeowner can remove his daily affairs as far from shore as he has the nerve to take them, close hauled or running free--parlor, bedroom, and bath, suspended and alive.
~E. B. White


Kate said...

Sailing has a lot of allure for me too. Even tho it's been around 35 years since I was in a little sailboat of any description. Will you take me put one day?

Alden Smith said...

There is a high correlation between the artistic temperament and a love of sailing so it is entirely conceivable that a dose of sailing may precipitate a sailing epiphany (There is NO known cure).

So consult your bank manager in case you may want to immediately purchase a yacht (you will) and read (or re - read) the entire set of Arthur Ransomes 'Swallows and Amazons' books.