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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Voyage Offerings from Friends and Family #1

Today, until I speak with them (a bit later than usual), here are a couple of the things people sent to our sailors, before, and during the voyage. Everyone is welcome to send any inspirational thing they might have. I'm sure they'll love to read it when they arrive at an Internet cafe in Kauai, or safely home...

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From Oded:

I don't know if this is encouraging when you are in the middle of the ocean, but I would think so: "People at world latitude of 60 degrees and up spend most of their year dreaming of the heat and the sun you are experiencing now"
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From Pepper (Kate)

SEA FEVER
by
John Masefield

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
All I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the seagulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trip's over.

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