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Old 03-05-2010, 23:35   #46
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Below the Temple of Athena is the fishing harbour of Assos in Turkey.

I think that might be Athena blocking the view.
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Old 04-05-2010, 00:44   #47
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Please people.... this thread is more meant as a chance to what motivates you to dream ,work hard and struggle of getting out there in paradise or stay there!...Yes some are fortunate to live in it now and we want to see that view you wake up to...or some of us have a sliver of a glimpse of a different sort of paradise in the minds of others but this is supposed to be a fun way of just letting yourself get artistic with a camera and show us that sliver of your world.

There must be something that caused you to decide" This is the Place we want to live"..Maybe that was just cheap rent for right now..that's cool..so what do you look out your windows that ticks you off and drives you to this Forum to talk about boats, living on boats or escaping on a boat.
Interesting thread and premise Stillraining, but I think with a basic flaw.

Paradise can mean so many things to so many different people, but for a cruiser, I believe the prime ingredient is that the view changes.

I do live in the stereotypical paradise of tropical weather, sandy beaches, loving companionship and fresh fish.

Life is simple, I do not need to commute and I thought I had realized my “Dream”…. until the itch to see what is around the corner guided me to Star Gazer.

I think this gives me the context to really appreciate what I have and the inspiration to reach for what I may not be able to achieve, without feeling like some kind of failure.

As far as pictures:
First: …one is sunrise from my balcony
Second: … you can see I tried to drop the anchor….
Third: …. Sunset and a new place on Star Gazer..
Fourth: ….These anchorages always inspire me to seek others

So my point is, that life's dreams are not static, but dynamic made up from a measure of your own sense of accomplishments and a curiosity that hopefully never dies.

I like being a Drifter
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:46   #48
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Its interesting to see everyones photos. Each is just a fragement of the life.
Pelagic swimming in tropical waters... for us its too cold to swim but we have catles and temples; others have snow and icebergs; some just sailing fast.... but even the nes that people are running away from, indifference suberbia, can be tempting wiht the free flowing hot water for showers, baths the washing up, landry etc as well as the close supermarket where you know the contents of every isle and can wait for the specials to occur.

When you look at the paradises we inhabit don't forget your own little slice that you will be leaving behind.

Have LOTS of hot baths, showers and love that clean laundry smell.



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OHHHH Man, am I jealous-- I'm stuck in Dallas. You guys are nailing it. Some places are really special. Rain--I know that view. Can't wait to get home.

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Well possibly so .....but there is no flaw in your.. and many other photographs presented here my friend...keep them comming everyone. Lets not let this thread die.
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I love this....very interesting to visit other people's view of paradise...which I believe is a state of mind...

I will get my own camera out and see what I find as well...

If you look for the good....you will find it!

Lovely idea, thanks for sharing it!
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wow...stunning...thanks for sharing that!
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Great thread, and like everyone here "I have a dream!"

A messy divorce has forced a house sale and now I have the funds to realise that dream I hope. Blue waters and warm seas, and a white painted yacht feature in those dreams, and while I wait to sort my life out I have moved into rented accomodation.

This morning I woke up to a very unsual sight here in Portsmouth, (UK!). Snow had dusted the ground and I took this picture looking out of my window.

I love the view, it keeps my dream alive......where is the yacht bobbing by my jetty?! Soon I hope

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