06 October 2013 | Port of Swansboro
captsuz/beautiful & warm
The Sparrow has proven her gentle salty nature as a stout vessel capable of distance cruising. But she has so much more in her nature, she sails with grace.....a beautiful 'rack of the eye' that gets attention everywhere we go~
As I sailed her down the coast and watched her handle each day's challenge, she became a trusted companion for my pup and I. She has surely earned her "heart of oak" status: with her beautiful integration of compound curves in fiberglass and warm woods like a cozy northern cabin. I cannot think of another boat so well suited for such a commission.
As we gear up for a busy fall schedule including a holiday flotilla, art festival and small craft sailing meet, I recall times when she was just a vision in my dreams..
When I first began my career and designed my very first business card, it was the stern of a traditional sailing vessel that was drawn out. Then recently when working up a poster design sketch for a coastal art festival, I found that same transom vision coming to mind. It occurred to me after my recent voyage that the vessel I have been drawn to all these years was that of my Sparrow~
Is it true that what lies in our mind can manifest itself somehow one day? I am now a believer!