Friday, August 10, 2012


I am waiting for the sailor to arrive.  Looking out across the channel, across the turquoise blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands in hope that soon I will see the familiar sight of the mast of our boat gliding through the blue sky.  I see him standing, big, strong hands on the helm,  a smile on his face, his cap slightly crooked covering his dark piercing eyes, watching, looking, steering his course........

I arrived two days ago to relax and clear my mind, put my head into race mode.  I have been watching the weather, watching the big southerly working it's way up the coast. I am anxious for the boat to arrive, to strip her down, tighten every shackle and pin, polish her hull and make her proud.

The sailor and I are very passionate about our sailing and this race regatta is very special to us, we met here, in 2004.  


  1. Wow, luckly lady! I love to sail, but I'm currently landlocked :( I loved reading your love story with your sailor- so sweet.

  2. Thank you so much Ruthie, It was love at first sight!

  3. Awww. Hope you've had a lovely weekend. Ta for the comment on my blog. I can't even imagine why you were blog reading when you've got a lovely island interlude, but I do always appreciate a comment.

  4. Thats so romantic! Hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather.

  5. Sounds so lovely, hope you had a great weekend :) By they way, I've awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Just go to my latest post and copy all the info from there! Have a great day :)

  6. Sounds wonderful! Hope the race went well. I've been to the whitsundays exactly once - but it's a trip that I treasure the memories of (it was my first real holiday alone with my hubby) Enjoy your time up there.
    Sheree xo


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