Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the large Alberg inventory.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ok so I was up early, plodding through some emails, checking the news, drinking some thick black coffee, checked on a continuing journey of Karl, the sailboat a young gal has refurbished to sail around the world ( what a feat? ) and I came across an interesting, not original, video that says much.  I followed the link off of the Scuttlebutt Sailing site to this:  only takes about ten minutes of your precious time!

I'm not attempting to be a solo circumnavigator or to live aboard a small wooden yacht, but I found the simplicity and happiness this sailor had found aboard his little boat similar to the satisfaction I've found with an original antique sailboat.

There are a lot of brand new shiny sailboats and motor yachts out there.  And, I guess if money was no option, you could go get all of them and live on one each day, or something like that, lol.  But there is great satisfaction of having the internal peace to enjoy what you have.  And I think this young guy found something in his little wooden boat.

I think there is a satisfaction for everyone when you find something, get into the groove, and find enjoyment in that groove.  It's not meant to be a financial plan, that's for sure, but there is a part of the finding of that thing which is important to contentment.  Ok, this is getting a bit philosophical, so I'll pull back a bit now!

Check out the journey of Karl here:

To be sure, the ocean is a big place with many surprises, and you cannot get off quickly once you're on it!  So a word of caution about such ventures is moot.  Nonetheless, it is always interesting to see how these folks meet their expectations heading out into the sea!