Originally Posted by billsmith
Joined years ago ,but have been off line due to family reasons.
Most of us on here have been offline for family reasons for periods in our lives before we finally managed to sneak out the back door with a kitbag.when no one was looking and find yet another berth where we were REALLY happy..at sea.. .... Welcome back aboard..
Only a man who had been there.. and loved it knows how true what I once told my children why I wanted to be at sea, not ashore is........
"Before I did turn in it was my own private meditation time. I’d stroll aft for my last solitary smoke
I'd lean over the rail as flying fish flitted across the wave tops, Porpoise following the ship played their chasing games with each other in the phosphoresce and a beautiful pacific sunset would finally give way to night and the stars of the Southern Cross.
As it dipped below the distant horizon I would flick my butt into the waves, knowing for sure that there was nowhere else on this planet I would honestly rather be, than standing than right there, right then."