Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

Click this way and scroll along if you please...Enjoy your stay.   

Sea Room

Sea Room

Sufficient Space to Maneuver

We always need space, especially at the start.

We need not only room to move, but also fresh air ~ breathing room!

Sometimes we aren't aware of our taking up space.

Our comfort levels are all different, sleeping or awake.

Freedom to Move

Spatial Intelligence

Knowing Boundaries


Keeping Our Distance

Cramped Quarters

Too Close for Comfort

Close Calls

Making Room

Life is pretty much a spatial voyage. We all possess a body that needs room to operate. In that vein, we all vie for place, position, purpose and privacy. It is one of our basic needs. Of course, we aren't all equally adept at creating, finding or keeping our space boundaries defined. Sometimes we overstep out bounds, cross the line or drift into another's space. Sometimes we intrude or trespass into more than physical space. Often our thoughts, ideas, feelings or emotions bump into each others as well. Boundaries are often time a combination of physicality and feeling.

What space we each have is all about awareness, understanding, comfort and consideration for ourselves and others. Space is a relative concept...relative to our perspective and experience. When I was a little child I thought cornfields reached the sky. When I attended my first dance in eighth grade, I didn't want to get close to a girl. When I attended college, I learned a closed door didn't necessarily assure privacy. When I got married sex changed.

Boating is all about finding room. Not only is it about finding space between moving and stationary vessels and shorelines, but space above and below. All know that space is always limited below deck. Bunks and storage holds aren't one size fits all. There are also reefs and bridges that may impend our boat's progress. And setting an anchor is more than simply dropping some weighted hook that holds its ground. Physical space on the water, much like on the land, is much more than mere meters, feet or yards...distance is often about knowledge, positioning, judgment, comfort, consideration, convenience, need, privacy and safety. All these factors and skills are part of the spatial intelligence of any skipper and crew.

Close Quarters 

We also need room to swing and sway below deck.

Alfred Hitchcock's 


Close Calls

Sometimes we need head room as well as masthead room.

Too Close for Comfort

Keeping Our Distance

We all have our need for personal space.

Spatial Intelligence: 

We learn swings early. We all learn we all need room to swing.

Some of us know and learn

spacial relationships


than others.

Movin' and a Twistin'

When we swing, we learn spatial distances and dances.

Learning Anchor Swings

Anchor Room:

Mark Room

Some racing rules are needed for finding room for mark roundings:

Mark-Room Diagram 1

Rule 18 does not apply because Jill is approaching the mark and Jack is leaving it. Jack must keep clear of Jill under

Rule 11

. Rule 15 does not protect Jack because it was Jack’s action (jibing) that gave Jill right of way.

Sea Room

Information Frustration

Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts