Sailor Returns Home
24 July 2012
I am a blogger with lots of interest in sailing and the reason I am on this lovely website. As a child growing up among sailors, I loved sailing and I still do today. I remember a sailor who came home after years of being away. He came to his home village from sea after dacades of being away. At night, the village chiefs, friends, relatives and in-laws all gathered around a bonfire to listen to his tales regarding the adventures.
And the sailor began to narrate: "We traveled in a ship that hit a rock in mid-sea just like the Titanic. Many were drowning as others, casting themselves into the water, sank to the bottom and hardly did I see any returning; gentlemen on pieces of timber as women hugged them; others cried aloud in the ships calling upon God to come to their rescue. While I was pondering my next move, save for the fact that I did not know how to swim, yet the waves and storm were so strong, I spotted a mermaid come by and this is when I learnt that mermaids are real. Although I feared it at first, I had to cling to its back as it suggested and it has brought me home."
By the time he was done with the story, the audience was scampering for safety believing he is also a mermaid. On the whole, this is just one of the common stories around my childhood home but as a grown up now, I am into blogging with keen interest in sailing. Any sailing enthusiasts can join me on this blog and we share.