Sailing Around The World

Day 5 Galapagos to Marquesas Island 5/4/13

The ocean is an amazing place when you are miles from the nearest shore. I sleep sometimes wondering, when I get back to the mainland if the world will have changed a great deal. For the last few days I have been looking out in to the ocean as far as you can see and see nothing but open space and blue water. I am stranded on my little Island called Dragonsbane. Here in the ocean time stand still and the dates of time have no real meaning anymore. For the first time in my life I can truly say I/we are alone and our fate lies in our hands truly. One mistake can orchestrate a domino affect that could have deadly results but I walk the razors edge with a smile. Here now in the ocean that is so blue like bright frozen ice which we sail across it like butter in a hot frying pan. I don’t care about money, work, technology, TV programs, sports, or what people’s opinions may be of me. I have found peace in the world and I had to sail 1500 miles out into nothingness to find it. I wish I could transfer the feeling of what I am experiencing but I think it would be different for each person. It’s so hard to experience days of zero stimulation from the world I was surrounded by back in the USA. All stimulation cell phone, radios, TV commercials, texts, internet, traffic, dumb people, and so on are not possible here. Its everything that I thought it could be and it is a priceless commodity to hold. If you think about it, you may realize that you may never find a place like it on the mainland where home is. Today we live in a world with no boundaries, connected to each wireless dreading that something may be missed. I just wish that we could have one day a year where everybody just turns off the power to everything for one hour and listen to nothing but silence. I think it could add days to everybody’s life. I, for now have learned to turn it off and not feel a sense of panic.

Current location: 4deg 14.9min South, 99deg 15.9min West

Yup! Life is a Hell of a Thing,

Jacques

3 responses

  1. Barbara Soumis

    Do love your fishing stories. A whale. Really? Thank you for sharing your thoughts about what life is handing you at the moment. Your comments seem to connect with another realm that non of us here can turely experience or relate too. Keep writing, your followers look forward to your daily posts. Wow. Love you, Mom.

    May 5, 2013 at 2:17 am

  2. J

    Well, it is nice you are taking the time to figure out the important things. I myself, don’t feel that my fate is in my hands alone. As well —– can turn off quite a bit of electronics, and go on a silent retreat, think, pray, reflect but can be on land to do it also šŸ™‚ The sailing for a while would be cool though too šŸ™‚ Hope you and your Dad continue to be safe. Mrs. Roy

    May 8, 2013 at 2:21 am

    • True and Wise, well said!

      May 23, 2013 at 2:33 am