Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. (Kalhil Gibran)
Winter Cove, Saturna Island
On the August long-weekend, we went to the BCA Goodbye Rendez-Vous. I have mentioned the Bluewater Cruising Association before, it is meant as a resource for people who want to go offshore. We're not unique in our sailing group, there are 37 boats heading south this year alone! I was rather surprised, apparently it's a record number. In our day-to-day life, we tend to stand out for dropping out of the rat-race and choosing to live the life of sea-gypsies. We still stand out in BCA, but only because we are this year's youngest crew to leave Canadian shores. We figure, why wait? We are smart. We are hard-working. We love adventure. We love sailing.
|Quiet time with a sketchbook|
We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. (G.B. Shaw)
|Our friend KK is coming aboard,|
time to bake a Wacky Cake!
Editor's note: I should add that we had to learn some of this the hard way. One does not have to stay trapped in a situation, there is always a way out. Sometimes one needs a kick in the ass, but realizing that how we choose to live, is in fact, really up to us was the best realization. Turns out, we really like to play! Of course, it doesn't mean there aren't obstacles in the way, such as finances, etc, but there is a lot to be said about attitude... Cheers, Kyra