Living the Dream
05 July 2009 | Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou
Weather looked decent at 0630 departure from Chatham Bay, but a fast moving squall caught me with sails up and pants down halfway to Carriacou. After clean- up, managed 6 knots with staysail only until 30 gusting to more swept past.
Rousted out immigration then customs in Hillsborough for Sunday check-in that included overtime of 20 EC each. A trip to an ATM refilled personal coffer for inexpensive breakfast at John's Unique Resort while watching cricket on the telly. Afterwards, sailed on to Tyrrel Bay for walk-about and a Carib at the Lazy Turtle. Dinner at home tonight for possible early crossing to Grenada.
In the December issue of Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine (a touch behind in my reading) editor Bob Bitchin wrote a excellent piece on the dream of cruising versus its reality. A dream is safe. Reality means swapping security for adventure. Dreamers fill boat shows, but there are few who actually go cruising. They don't really want to and that's OK if they realize it. This idea applies to all of life. Achieving what you want is easy. Achieving what you think you want, but don't, is very hard. Knowing the difference can free you to make the right dream a reality.
"Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations". - Anonymous