The International Blogging Confederation Tillerman Special Projects Division Section 2008-1007.1 demands that each blogger: "Write a post on your blog on the subject of "My Sailing Bucket List"."
Heck, if I'm going to follow one set of rules when I go offshore in a fit of bravery, valor and not knowing better then I'd better follow the other set while sitting at my computer thinking about sailing.
So what do I need to do before I die? I've sailed the ocean blue. Twice. I don't care if I never win a race. I've made friends both real and virtual. I've been in gales and been becalmed. I've swung from the hook in a variety of beautiful places. All I really care about for myself is that I keep sailing.
But the key to that sentence is "myself". My goals for sailing are modest and I think I've done most of them now that I've sailed to Hawaii. But I have two children and that's the key for me. There, I have goals. And, without further ado, they are:
- To get Noah to sail; he doesn't need to love it he just needs to try it
- To sail offshore with Camille
- To get Heidi to consider cruising as retirement (note: need nicer boat)
That's it. Get one kid to try sailing, to continue the other's love of it, and to find a way to spend my golden years on a sailboat.