Hello everyone! I started sailing through a Small Boat Sailing merit badge class about 5 years ago. It was kinda a underwhelming class with unkept Sunfish and a small man made lake to capsize
in. It taught me a lot about how much a person can take and how strong we all are as people just through willpower. After the camp I never touched a halyard
since... I work as a dishwasher and work long hours alone in my little dishpit. They call it the thinking man's job. One late closing night shift, I realized that now that I'm going to college I want to do a lot of things while I'm young. So I thought, well I don't want to climb Mount Everest. I don't want to go to the moon. I hate flying. Maybe backpack through Europe
? No, that's too over done. Last summer as I was closing I remembered back to that summer camp. That's it! I'll sail around the world! Al through out my life so far things have been subtly drawing me back to the sea. I live far from it now, I feel like it's my home. I binge watched S/V Delos, La Vagabond, S/V Seeker, S/V Emerald Steel
, and other sailing channels just trying to feed this unquenchable thirst for the sea.
I've tried to burn myself out on the idea. I usually do that with a lot of things but this one seems oddly different. I can't stop thinking about it. I daydream in my lectures about the salty stinging wind
of Cape Horn, the turquoise waters of Polynesia, and the different cultures I'd come across. I live for stories and adventure.
For now, it's finish college but I've started actually planning what my friends and I call The Great Voyage. I've mapped out over 75,000 nautical miles. My excitement has seemed to have rubbed off on my close friends who want to partake in the adventure. So after college I want to set off; no matter the cost. Yea I need to get experience. Yea I need a boat. Yea it's ambitious and hard but you know, man, so is college.
I want to learn more through y'all and be part of this awesome community. So I guess I'll see you around here.
Oh by the way I'm reading They Took to the Sea
by David Klien and I highly suggest it.