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Old 02-10-2010, 04:34   #91
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Hi 8

i love this thread ,are you on the UK,s east coast? hence the desire to sail to Holland?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:14   #92
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I think this has got to be one of the best "newbie, I wanna sail the world" threads ever (and we have some great threads!). Too many pithy posts to quote just one. This thread really captures the essence of that single spark, that catalyst, that moment of turning towards, the beginning of a life well lived. Erika
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Sorry to disagree OG but my take is 8 ain't going anywhere and never was. I think he's been pulling our anchor chains from post one with all that flowery writing. He's a clever guy to be sure, probably never lost an argument out of sheer staying power, but that's all this was about for him. He has an answer for everything and the bad manners to answer all remarks individually. It's tiresome really.

I'd keep my mouth shut except I've been trapped in the cabin for the last week of tropical weather with 20" of rain, a depressing amount of which found its way below, and I was bored enough to read this thread. I am always surprised (maybe even astonished) at how many genuinely nice people are on here and are always willing to dispense advice no matter how often.

However, I need to work on my self discipline to avoid these threads. Reading "I don't know much about sailing and have been looking at a Hunter Ultramax 150. Is this a good boat to learn to sail on? With the goal of a circumnavigation in the next couple of years?", does bad things to my blood pressure and yet, as we all know, it's a siren's song. Particularly on a rotten day.

I'm heading back into the maintenance threads. That's all I care about anyway is how to make something work better. And the hell with searching! My next thread will be something like "my deck leaks, has this ever happened to anyone else?"

If I die today out of sheer grumpiness, please sprinkle my ashes on the outgoing tide.
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Still warm, the blood that flows through my veins and still insane, the thoughts that run through my brain.

In many ways this thread was a cathartic catalyst to an improvised journey where I'll let you make up the rest for mine has already begun. By land, by air, by sea and by the 2 feet that the Lord blessed me I is on the move, the place I arrive is of no question for a man on a journey every port is a destination.

The storm clouds that had gathered around my mind and heart when I first made my entry around these parts have now passed away and the sun shines inside every day. In the warmth of the glow, I no longer plan, just flow - We all got to die, but not all of you know what it means to be alive...

Shed your petty fears, cry no more tears, you didn't ask for this life it was given as a gift, play it the bone after all, you aren't what you own but what owns you. Do you know who owns you?

If my words have helped one soul then love and best wishes upon us all for only by following your own star will you find what you didn't know you were looking for thus far. But the only way to hear your own voice is to drown in a myriad of others choice and then those small, quiet tones that you know are your own will ring clear as day as you wave arrivederci



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Yes, as noted theres vast reems of exactly similar threads. It amazes me you get so many replies.... or any replies at all. Theres some very nice, accomodating folks here.




Mark <--- But I'm not one!
I reply to everything thats anything to do with something I may know....
But then... Yesterdays a blank... 2moro's a blank... I just paint one day at a time....lol.
Its hard enough trying to remember why I put the instant coffee in the freezer... yesterdays posts... forget it
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Yeah see - you've answered your own question twofold. But just to be sure you didn't miss the point, I'll spell it out:

1 - Drugs are addictive
2 - Amsterdam is addictive
3 - Addictions aren't easy to break
4 - Note - Your own mate suggested France as a starting point, NOT Amsterdam!

Get the idea?
You missed one... Sailing is Addictive....
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Are flowery phases just a way to hide that you can not make a direct point? I used to wonder why there air, now I know its to move sailboats (just so the post has a sailing element).
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I think this has got to be one of the best "newbie, I wanna sail the world" threads ever (and we have some great threads!). Too many pithy posts to quote just one. Erika

Indeed. A plethora of pithy posts!
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You missed one... Sailing is Addictive....
Yeah - but you don't have to go to Amsterdam to get that!!!

PS - Who's there - I'll be there for a few days next week...
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Awesome song! A good part of the world's people see America the way that song portrays it. I have talked to many people wwho think life it incredibly easy in America. Makes you wonder about our perceptions.
I believe the song is about slavery, though I doubt it ever was sold so pleaasantly to the African people, so ... how do you think people see the USA?
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