|sail away ladies sail away|
The trip took a little convincing. I live close to the dime and it seemed such a luxury. But we had a free place to stay, local guides, a 33 foot sailboat (the magnificent Haiku) and two for one airline tickets. How to resist? Having been enamored of the place since i was wee and reading, obsessively, over and oer the Time-Life series on Alaska and the Arctic during visits to my Tennessee Aunt Louise-- well, I knew a trip was in my destiny. And when the cards fell, even though there were house repairs to do and being self-employed means no paid time off-- well, only a fool gives a raspberry to destiny. Off we went. Here's a few things I learned:
You can get a better suntan in Alaska in June than in Oregon. If you're lucky. We were lucky
You can look extra sexy in waders with the right angle lens.
Most people don't lock their doors in SEAL.
Fresh halibut curry is a revelation.
|a view from the haiku|
|sailing through the narrows|
|keeping things under control|
|cuddlin' up at low tide|
It's a wonderful life. It's a life full of suffering. Both/and, so take your times of grace and rejuvenation where you can and JUST SAY YES to opportunities that can make old dreams come true.
I feel ready to do so serious psychotherapy after all that relining and awakening. Hold me to it!