Sailing Around The World

Backside of The World ;)

Thank you once again for following my blog. It has been a hard road thus far into the deep blue sea. I know you think I may be mistaken that being unemployed sailing the great blue ocean could be so rough. You may think its cocktails, white sand beaches, and one adventure after another. Well you are right, there are white sand beaches with beautiful sunsets, there are cocktails with gin, rum, and there are dark mysterious adventures. But the white sand beaches are empty and I walk them with my good buddy Cary and dad wishing the whole time for a true love to be with me instead. I drink the cocktails swapping sailing stories and information about far off places not to enjoy them, but to find out how to survive the next ocean passage into an unknown country trying to import a sailboat and her crew without going to jail, or running aground. I do this with idea that I will find myself or my purpose in life, to recreate myself for the better. To give up all worldly possessions and live on the straight and narrow edge with daily cup full’s of near chances to carve up my soul. To try to do what I preach not just say it and stand by as others follow through. Storms, whales, logs, nets, and cargo ship near misses are now piling up in my mind and in my bones. I wonder were this journey will take me now on the brink of the Great Indian Ocean with a short number of days to cross her. As of now I know no more then what I started and each day I redefine my idea of happiness. I am not after the secret to life but just the million dollar question I have asked all my life, what is my purpose on this earth. Should I add to mankind or just survive till the end of my days with happiness in my heart? Should I peel back the layers of my soul to find what makes me tick no matter the cost or repercussion brought on by society? Should I just move forward into the great unknown called life and see what happens. I am not sure but I think family, friends, and rum will help. But right now one thing is for sure I am on a sailboat named Dragopnsbane on the back side of the world looking west into the sunset for that family, friends, and that love my life. My heart swells thinking about you all and that makes me happy. But I am fearful of things to come. I SAY BRING ON THAT BLUE OCEAN HORIZON, I will deliver myself, this Dragonsbane, and my heart to you all soon. LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT, I AM GOING TO MAKE IT GRAND OR DIE TRYING!

Sincerely

Jacques Henry

5 responses

  1. Ann

    XOXO. So beautifully articulated.

    July 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

  2. Maggie

    I think you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Keep your chin up, you are on a most amazing journey. xo

    July 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

    • Thanks so much!

      July 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  3. Tara Farley

    I sat by your mother on the flight going to Texas and she was going to Australia to see you. Your website is amazing and I hope that my 10 children will find such mystery curiosity and venturing

    July 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

  4. John

    Great post………. Keep liv’in the dream. Its wonderful to know that you are experiencing this journey with your Dad and good friends. Be sure and share some of that rum with my good friend Cary.

    July 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm