Wow, I have fallen in love with Zeehag's nature (as it has expressed itself on here), but life isn't perfect, and even there, an issue would exist between us. No way could I fall in love with your
boat, as I would expect you to fall in love with mine.
How would you expect my little Moonlight Shadow to feel if I suddenly dumped her for a yankee clipper !?!
I am not a person to compromise.
I could write a very long life experience on here about this subject. But I won't because it wouldn't make anyone any wiser, as I have never fully understood my own life, let alone give advice to others.
So far, I have been married three times (really
been in love only once - although thought
I was many times). I became a single
parent 15 years ago, and have brought up two kids
on my own. Well, three really, as I inherited one from my Ex's previous marriage. They are all grown up now, and so I am setting sail, as has been my dream from a young age.
In my dream, my partner would be someone who loved me, and whom I loved, and shared the same aspirations with similar outlook. She would need to be someone who was relatively intelligent (vanity talking there), so we could
communicate properly. Ideally, she would have some sail tickets (qualifications), as most of my experience is motor
. I'd have no problem in cooking
. There would also need to be a sexual attraction between us. She might even exist. However...
That's just in my dreams. Now lets have a look at facts...
In the real world, there are 3.5 billion women. The woman of my dreams may exist, but odds are she only recurs at about 3 in a million.
Of that 3 million, lets say that only 50% are of sailing mind.
Then only 20% are in the right age bracket.
Then, probably only 1% of them are single
Of that figure, only 5% live in my Country.
And of that 5%, say, odds are I will only ever meet 1% of them.
Well, if you've done the math, that's one person.
probably wouldn't like me.
Thus, in a similar vein to The Flying Dutchman, I am destined, to sail the seven seas, alone, forever.
But it's gonna be just great !!!!
No commitment to anything but, maybe, the weather
. Solitude. Peace. Tranquility. Well, maybe not quite the last three, as I've gotta carry a large Coms suite to stay in touch with work. But, whatever will be, will be. An open mind, and a tall sail, and a GPS
to steer her by. (Sorry Mr Masefield - I aint got the hang of steering
by the stars yet).