ROM and I had a bucket list of things we wanted to do when we moved to SW Florida. We've done some of the things on our list like parsailing. If you ever get a chance to parasail, do it! It was amazing and not the least bit scary. One thing on our list that we haven't done is go sailing. Neither of us have ever stepped foot on a sail boat but I had many fantasies about it during the long cold snowy Illinois winters. In the dead of winter when snow was ass deep and it was snot freezing cold, I'd close the drapes, enjoy a margarita, put some Jimmy Buffett music on and crawl into my tanning bed. Jimmy would whisk me away to warm exotic places- where we sailed over turquoise waters with bright blue skies and a warm yellow sun above us. Jimmy, margaritas, my tanning bed and a vivid imagination got me through the long winters and kept my seasonal depression at bay. I'm now much too old and lazy to learn how to sail, but there are chartered sailing trips that sound like a lot of fun. We need to move this up on our bucket list and do it.
I recently received an email about an event I had never heard of before- Summer Sailstice. A blurb from their website explains this annual event:
Doesn't this sound like a wonderful weekend? I love that it's a world event. We need more things like this to unite people across the world instead of dividing us the way war does.
Though we won't be sailing, I'm hoping to watch the boats leave and get some great photos. If you want to know more about Summer Sailstice please visit their website. And if you want to participate or just watch the boats, you can look for an event near you on their map of events.
One more thing I have to mention is how much I love the art on their Summer Sailstice poster! The art was created by Brad Reynolds and the poster itself by Michael Brown at the Pirates Lair company.
And I will leave you with this video of Ray Charles singing the Beach Boys "Sail On, Sail On, Sailor"