The Drummer passes by, who is marching? The Piper dances, is anyone following? Boaters may hear a certain Siren - is she blowing a conch or singing Reggae? For others the song may be of Appalachian origin, or perhaps of a Jazz or Blues nature. The Menehune may be strumming a ukelele - Hula on out the door! No matter how the call comes to you, the importance is in the response. Say yes! Answer your Siren.
Land Lubbers have investment portfolios, Boaters have cruising kitties.
Land Lubbers have three-piece suits, Boaters have two-piece bikinis (sometimes).
Land Lubbers have garbage disposals, Boaters feed food scraps to the fish.
Land Lubbers send their laundry out, Boaters hang their laundry out on the aft stay.
Land Lubbers have bidets, Boaters have malfuntioning heads. (Eeew!)
Land Lubbers take long soaks in the bath, Boaters take long soaks in the sea.
Land Lubbers sleep in beds with sheets, comforters and remotes, Boaters sleep in bunks among lifejackets, clothing and emergency equipment unless the "bugs ain't bitin' and the hammock's on the staysail".
Land Lubbers try to make the night into day, Boaters embrace the night sky and revel in its mysteries.
Land Lubbers drop their car off for repairs, Boaters wonder where they left their car since they ride bicycles.
Land Lubbers buy new cars, Sailboaters overhaul their engine for the 10th time due to lack of use.
Land Lubbers have the vehicle detailed, Boaters swab the deck.
Land Lubbers go from point "A" to point "B" in a straight line, Sailboaters tack and jib!
Land Lubbers have dayplanners to plan their day, Sailboaters have sail logs to measure the distance they go and record what happened.
Land Lubbers register their child for the Montessori Academy in utero, Boaters homeschool.
Land Lubbers respond to alarms, Boaters use conchs.
Land Lubbers are into good grooming habits, Boaters get a haircut once a year whether they need it or not.
Land Lubbers dread Mondays, Boaters ask "What day is it, anyway?"
Land Lubbers wear shoes and frequently have several pairs, Boaters try to remember where they left their flip-flops.
Land Lubbers splurge on expensive lobster dinners, Boaters catch their lobster dinners.
Land Lubbers have power lunches, Boaters have mimosas on beach picnics.
Land Lubbers have therapy sessions, Boaters have cocktail hour.
Land Lubbers have bottles of prescription pills, Boaters have cocktail hour.
Land Lubbers have conference calling, Boaters have cocktail hour.
Land Lubbers don't eat red meat for health reasons, Boaters don't eat red meat for financial reasons.
Land Lubbers belong to fitness clubs, Boaters lift sails, dinghies, and anchors for exercise.
Land Lubbers have job stress, Boaters are jobless.
Land Lubbers dream about getting away from it all, Boaters dream of the next port of call.
Where will your dreams take you if you answer the Siren's Call?