Adventures of s/v WILD HAIR


Our land life took on form, solidity, routine. We had mastery of a limited set of skills. We had habitual expectations of others and ourselves. Going sailing, we let go of our attachments to our roles, views, and rituals. We persist because we are growing in this shapeless and dynamic world.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Traveling throughout the Bahamas, Dave and I never felt like tourists. It is a superb feeling unlike anything we have experienced in our travels. Sailors have cruised these waters for generations so we were instant, de facto members of the community. Without exception, the Bahamians we met were willing to share a friendly chat. They were helpful, curious, and quick with a smile or a joke. Dave and I never felt hustled. We were never swindled. We never felt unsafe. For me, the beauty of the Bahamas starts with the generous and open-hearted nature of its people.

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