For attractive lips, speak words of kindness .
PLEASE click on the following link and see what our young friend, MISS CANADA, MISS BC, Ms Tara Teng and her young friends are doing to make a change!!!! Truly inspirational truly amazing truly important!!!!
MARCH 21 2011
OUR SECOND SEASON AS SAILORS comes to rest in El Salvador! Such a beautiful peaceful part of Central America we have come to. This lagoon is very difficult to enter as it is protected by a sand bar that one needs to be knowledgeable of and preferably guided in by jet ski!!!!
As I look back over the months that have lead to this time, it is very apparent that we have been guided here! Many hours were spent planning and researching, many conversations shared with fellow cruisers as to the how and why and when. The Captain and I have spent much time sharing our thoughts and some time concerns about what might lay ahead....though there were many questions we gathered the resources necessary ..........the blessing has been that we have-- together then offered it up to Our God and trusted Him to get us where He wanted us to be.
Voila He has brought us safely to El Salvador!!!!! Thank You Dios!!!!!
FEBRUARY 2011 The month of love!
One of my many loves at sea is the Phosphorescence of the Sea:
- a phenomenon observed at night as a result of the bio luminescence of organisms in the surface layers of the sea. The luminescence of these organisms is stimulated by mechanical irritation, such as movement of the waters at current intersections, the action of waves or the wake of a ship, or the collisions of the organisms with each other, or it may arise as a reaction to a flash of light produced by nearby organisms.
ON NIGHT WATCH: time is your own : the stars, the moon if she is out brilliant and guiding your way, the musical sound of the waves merges with the swell behind you as they work together push you along. Have not been able to identify the night birds that gracefully but quickly cross the beam of light that shines from the mast light; casting a shadow across my line of vision they peacefully remind me of the dove that was sent out from the ark. Fear just dissipates as I recognize yet another gentle reminders of Gods presence.
I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU!! God says as He sends another pod of dolphins to entertain me as they swim around and in front of the bow of the boat, shining in the phosphorescence of the night waters. As creations presents all of this --I feel the quiet and peace of the night and have truly learned to trust and love it.
Oh, it is not always quiet - there are shrimper boats that pull in their nets in the dark of the night and wait again and again for their nets to be full, also the smaller panga boats that dont often have lights on or any at all are a little of a concern but ask that you pay attention............then sometimes they have buoy lite up on the end of their nets that are a tad confusing. Depending on the area we do have the pleasure to watch the Cruiser ships all lite up as they do their night passages from Panama north to Acapulco and other points north and sometime south. The huge big freighters go by quickly when they are out there and of course are so big that you cant miss them. (Besides the radar is always on to warn and help.)
The past few months saw us doing a few long passages and now we are quiet comfortable with them.
Putting the fear in prospective -- surrounding it with the reality of commonsense, information, available technology, repetition and the assurance that "Thus far, God has taken care of us" we can enjoy rather fear.
Change is good!
A BRAND NEW YEAR A BRAND NEW LOOK FOR THIS PAGE
Any suggestions as to what the Title Page should be called? Clicking on this TAB you will be able to share my place where I can write and share freely. We have many different people following our blog and the intention is not to offend anyone, thus a separate page offering every one the choice of checking it out rather than not.
Living on board The White Shell is an incredible experience one that many envy and others wonder??????? are they/she crazy? Well perhaps there was question of that before the boat left the Comox harbor in August 2009?? My being needs some outlet for my inner thoughts. Now The Captain and I are good pals, yes, we are best of friends have been for over 35 years now. For those of you who know him, he is a quiet gentle soul; blessed with many other great attributes he is an amazing person. He has taught me many many things and one of them is that "someone has to listen" and that one does not always need to talk. Well that is easier said then done for a person who has been gifted with speech. Yes, I truly believe that I have been blessed with WORDS. (I will expand on that later!) Subsequently, my intention is to use this spot on my blog to write some those words. Now whether anyone reads these that is fine too as initially my musings are my way of dealing with my emotions and my questions through words.
As a New Year begins so does this PAGE.
NEW YEAR Resolutions...hmmm... my thoughts are if you need or want to change any part of your life then JUST DO IT! no matter the date--it is not necessary for that action to be on January 1st at 08:00 hours!!! Yikes...that is way too scary and besides how long does the resolution last? a day a week and if you are lucky a month? That is not to say that in order to be successful with change one does not need to plan because that is one of the secrets.
During my life of sixty years I have found it necessary numerous times to change my actions, my thoughts, my choices, my attitude. (That is something that is continual.) The starting date was important but the duration of the change was very important. But I am getting ahead of myself.
THE FIRST STEP IS RECOGNITION THAT THERE IS NEED FOR CHANGE....then THE DESIRE TO CHANGE!!!!!!
Now, I will leave this thought to soak for a day or two and I WILL BE BACK!!!!