I step aboard… One small bag of clothes, no makeup, some food and beverages to fill our ice box and a heart filled with wonder.
Immediately, I breathe in the healing fresh air, smell the mist on the lake and hear the calling of the wind beckoning me to play.
I’m a sailor. And my journeys aboard fill the maps of my life.
Come aboard with me.
Our sailboat Bohica, measures-36 feet long . Though she shows her age she is magnificent lady! You know. She lives! Lives inside all who come aboard.
It is with her that I experience accelerating, unbridled freedom.
Throwing the ropes on the dock, I cast away into what I call ‘ My sacred sail in God’s bathtub.’. When I forget how extraordinary God is I just look at the power and beauty of the great lakes.
Each journey is filled with magic. You never know what these great waters will throw your way – anything from a glassy lake, to gentle breeze to traitorous gales. I am passionate to go out and play.
Let me take you on one of
those perfect days. Bohica’s sails rise effortlessly. Wind fills the sails making them musically sway gliding us towards a new destination. Looking upward I am often humbled by her, she is an amazing feat of engineering who’s spirit has existed for centuries. You see while sailing. I become the collective of all sailors from Columbus, to those pirates who sought treasures, to the refugees who stowed away in search of new land.
There is nothing more peaceful than to be at the helm, with the sun kissing my cheeks and listening to the silence of the laps of water creasing her gently.
I also love those stormy rides. Our boat commands that I develop unshakable focus and connection. Yes connection to nature, to my mate, to my vessel and to my self. And when we return to shore, sometimes exhausted to the bone,
I can nestle in the sanctuary of our boat’s cabin, knowing that ‘ I am no longer scared of storms for I am learning to passionately sail my own ship!
My adventurous life is on board. I invite you to go on adventures… Throw the ropes that bind you ashore! There is a new you waiting!