I have been reading the emails to Janet. I try to read her every one.
They are all wonderful and some are especially deep and moving and Janet has said several times that she wishes everyone could read these beautiful emails.
She just asked it yet again, so I will relay to you. May I post them all on the Blog? (if I can figure out how, exactly) to put a side window on the site so that one does not have to read hundreds of extra emails except by choice?
I will NOT post any without express permission and I can leave the names off entirely if you prefer, or I can leave on just the first names or nick names that few would know who that was. Only close friends already. And many of you have the same first names. I would not have email addresses or definitive stuff like “your next door neighbor”, “your mother” or some such. Unless asked to.
This will add to my work load, so, don’t look for it very soon. And, I will need to think just how to do it without a gigantic work load. It might even not be until I am back on the boat.
We are just watching the nice sunset here in Reno.
Our Love and best wishes to you all! We are getting emails from all around the World. South Pacific Islands, Canada, London, the Mediterranean, Panama, just everywhere.
As I recall, the now, very old cruising book “The Sea Was Our Village” refers to how we know a few hundred, dear friends, like the population of a small Village. It just happens that the population is spread all over the World. We always liked that observation. Miles and Beryl Smeeton, the Hiscocks, and the rest of a fairly small number of authors back in the early 1970s were our heroes. Not all were Master Mariner’s. Many were pretty klutzy, but they had gone out there and done it, so why not us?
We were so blessed as to meet both Miles and Beryl Smeeton and John Guzwell several times when they spoke in Seattle. Janet has met the Pardey’s aboard Taleisin when she was the Pardey’s very new boat.
Ironically, we saw Trekka sail into Black Manele, in Hawaii not long after meeting John Guzwell and have seen, at big boat shows, many other of the famous “hero boats” of the 1950s to 1980s. We are very lucky folks. And not ONLY because we know YOU.
Sun’s down. Hey Janet,should I close the drapes or you want to watch the lights?
Warmest thoughts to you all. Warm Fuzzies to you all. (Google “warm fuzzies and cold pricklies”)
Dave & Janet