Day 24, Apr.23 Still in Beaufort NC

23 04 2012

High winds, but no rain today, so we relaxed onboard, read, and studied our charts. Thought of the sailors of old who had to stay ‘in port’ for long periods of time waiting for good weather. The most dangerous thing at sea is a schedule. Saw a flock of Canada geese flying north—I’m sure they’ll get home before we do; see why we’re called ‘Snowbirds’.

Thought you’d enjoy this quote about Mark Twain:”Referring to Huckleberry Finn: That is pure, unalloyed American folk poetry, freed from the straight-jacket of literary prose. That is the writing of a man who, in 1885, wrote in his notebook: ‘My works are like water, the works of the great masters are like wine. But everybody drinks water.’ That is a style stripped of all illusion
and puffery. Has anyone else ever tapped as deeply the easy grace and direct simplicity of American speech?”

Looks like we won’t be able to leave til Wed. OK, I’ll have to deal with my ‘motion sickness’ for another day. How did the sailors of ‘yor’ do it without computers? Haven’t missed TV yet, tho’.

Ed bar-b-qued steaks and we’re about to have a game of dominoes (or Mexican railroad). Nite-nite.

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24 04 2012
gigi

Motion sickness????? Really….after all this time??? How come?

Great quote….read one today as well….

“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.” ~ Mark Twain

“The most dangerous thing at sea is a schedule.” I thought this was a great quote as well…. I think that could pertain to most other things in life as well.

nighters

24 04 2012
huguettebulmer

By ‘motion sickness’ I was referring to my comment on day 20; meaning that I don’t like sitting still and I can’t wait to get going.

25 04 2012
gigi

I think you should call it “motionless” sickness…

Reminds of when my daughters would have sleepovers … technically, they should be called…’SleepLESSovers’… : P

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