posted on Oct, 27 2021 @ 08:59 AM
a reply to: 727Sky
You should have done it…..😁
I was 14 and it was the the second summer I was caulking Concordia’s in the town we lived in and I had a friend who’s father was some bigwig in
New York and he took his family on a round the world sailing trip on a 83 foot 3 master but I forget the make.
Both my friend and his sister were allowed to bring a friend to make the trip with them and Carl asked me to go. They brought a teacher/doctor a lic.
captain/engineer and two deckhands, one being the cook.
When my buddy’s dad talked to my mom she said no. I needed to bring nothing and I’d miss no schooling. Nope, she refused to let me go with them
but years later seeing where I went with my life she admitted she regretted not letting me go.
Oh well, it was not to be but one thing really stands out in my mind. My buddy Carl was a chubby blonde kid, they were all blonds from a Norwegian
family line and the day they returned he was way up at the tip of the mainmast on a boatswain chair. Carl was afraid to even climb around under the
bridge next to my house so seeing him way up like that was a big surprise, he was terrified of heights before.
I still wonder how things would have turned out in my life had I gone on that trip.
It’s all good though, I loved doing what I did and I’d sail through the dike into a hurricane tomorrow if I could.