I can’t put my love of this simply down to the motion, there’s a ton more to it than that; the noise of the waves and the boat coarsing through them, the smell of the salt, the feel of the wind against your skin, and the wood of the deck, and the salty splashes hitting your bare feet that are dangling over the side, the sun on your skin, to name a few… But, the motion is a part of it. The gentle up and down, the watching the waves and knowing in your head already the motion the boat will take. It’s like a rocking really… a more obvious one when sailing into the waves, and a more gentle slower one, when riding the waves travelling in the same direction, with the wind behind you, just the genoa out, catching the wind and bringing you back in. There’s a safety and a beauty in it, and I really miss it sometimes.
summer feels like forever away, but i know it’s not.
and honestly, i just keep thinking about how after this summer, i’m finally going to meet pocketbrit when she comes to stay.
you know how labrador retrievers wag their whole bodies when they’re excited, and it looks like their sweet fuzzy doggo faces are grinning?
yeah. that’s how i feel about seeing her. i can’t fucking wait.