Donovan’s mumbling about his “antediluvian baby” seemed perfectly appropriate to the Old Girl on my canvas. I laughed, and my groove was finally back.
It is ironic that so many of the contemporary Maine windjammers are from ‘away’, because in the 19th century Maine led the nation in schooners and sloops engaged in the coasting trade.
“Oh, snap!” I thought. The tides and the changing length of the day are just two physical manifestations of something we learned in high school. It was great to have my gut feeling validated like that.
It’s a fine crew who can sail in a stiff breeze and not sacrifice a single one of your brushes to Neptune.
From working in and around tourist destinations, I’ve noticed how perennially exhausted most people are when they arrive on vacation. Still, they fight to stay awake, since their vacation is the one week they’ve set aside for fun.