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    Albion Sailing Blog!
          I wanted to be able to share my sailing trips with all of you. Some of you may not have your own boat or perhaps you don't live by the sea, so I hope to be able to share my sailing adventures with all of you! To those who do, feel free to come along as well. I would love to hear of your trips and please learn from my experiences also!

    Sat, Dec 3rd - 5:17PM

    A Perfect Sail

    "Tonight the moon light glitters on the sea like magic. The wind dances across the water, pulling the sails and brushes against my cheeks." This is how my wife describes our sail this evening on the eve of our 18th wedding anniversary! The sunset on the water is beautiful and We are having fun taking pictures of the boat and the suns afterglow. It is very enjoyable just relaxing and talking as the boat sails on its way. We tack, and the wind catches the sails and pulls the boat over on its side slightly. Suddenly Janette exclaims: "We're falling!" I think its so funny to see the look on my wife's face as she's describing all of this! I answer her: "Its just leaning. That's what sailboats do! Just as we are heading out to sea, I notice that the fishes and the little breaking waves near the boat are creating little phosphoric streaks across the water! The ocean glows as if it is magical. Little phosphoric trails from the fishes flashes by. Out across the water, every breaking wave glimmers an eerie green, and Janette and I stand out in the cockpit, holding on to the life rail, watching! It is beautiful. Like nothing I have seen before. Though I had seen this bio-luminescance before - its never been quite like this. Suddenly the fishes swim out from under the boat and we see a trail of shining green. And then the waves disperse alongside the boat and they light up! We Watch the waves out at sea break and instead of seeing white, we see instead this flash of green all along the tops of the waves - everywhere. Its so amazing! Janette and I are having so much fun together. The lights from shore and the waves playing along the sides of the boat are relaxing to watch. But then Janette starts to feel a little sea sick, so I encourage her to rest on the v-birth bed. As she sleeps below, the wind is making the sails bellow out with the pressure. The constant breeze blowing at a steady rate, is pulling us along the dark bumpy waves. And then the boat comes too far up wind and the sails crack like thunder. Waves lit by a faint glow, pass by without number. Lights off on the horizon - some white, some yellow, orange, red and gold, flicker from shore. Some other lights out in the deep, shine to us from a big ship anchored in the distance. The hills behind the shore lights are these black mysterious silhouettes on the sky line. We then sail back into the harbor and as we near our slip, we both notice the delightful patterns the wind is creating on the water. In places, the wind is not present and creates this glossy and shiny look - void of motion. It looks like glass. But elsewhere, like streaks across the glass, "the wind dances across the water looking like it is being tickled and creates these goose bumps everywhere!" That's how Janette described it and I think she got it just right! Thanks for visiting my blog!! To see more pictures and read more sailing stories please visit my main blog at http://sailingwithalbie.blogspot.com Thanks!

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    Sat, Dec 3rd - 4:25PM

    Welcome to your Blog!

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    About Me

    Name: Albion Derbyshire
    ChristiansUnite ID: prepaydlegalast
    Member Since: 2011-12-03
    Location: Pasadena, California, United States
    Denomination: Methodist
    About Me: I came to know Jesus at an early age. Later I gave my heart to serve Him in all I do and God changed my life. I have a lovely family and love sailing!

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