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 Free

Sea Free

Land living can be full of No's. What if the world only posted signs with Yeses?  Just get rid the world of all the Nos, Nots and Nevers! 

With some assistance, I'm rigging "Freedom" ~ an Ideal 18, before she is hoisted into Long Island Sound (Southport, CT) circa 2000.

The sea does not like to be restrained.
— Rick Riordan

To me, land is restricting, constricting and strict while the sea always frees.  It's the unlimited, open spaces of the sea that provide a sanctuary of sorts from land living.  For me, the greater the distance. depth above and below water, the greater my awe and sense of wonder.  The more free the better the world as well.  

Oh, lest I omit, when a comforting breeze fills my sails, I feel life's freedom could move me (inside and out) anywhere.  Freedom is more than the feeling of filling a sail moving a boat; it is a state of being in, on, around, above or below the sea.  Floating with flow without limits and boundaries.  

Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

"Freedom Of The Sea"

Standing on the shoreline

Looking out to sea

At oceans of your hopes for me

Just beyond my reach

I've been here on this island

For way too many years

A prisoner of my comfort

A slave to my own fear

Doubt is saying got to stay

Faith is saying sail away

I know it's safe here on the shore

But freedom is worth dying for

Liberation comes to those

Who hear the truth and sail with You

I'll go where You are calling me

I'll be what You meant me to be

I know the risk is real

But I wanna feel

The freedom of the sea

With eyes to the horizon

Mist against my face

I'll leave behind this island

In Your abounding grace

With Your word as my compass

I'll chase my destiny

For I know the winds of Your will

Can set my spirit free

Doubt is saying got to stay

Faith is saying sail away

I know it's safe here on the shore

But freedom is worth dying for

Liberation comes to those

Who hear the truth and sail with You

I'll go where You are calling me

I'll be what You meant me to be

I know the risk is real

But I wanna feel

The freedom of the sea

Doubt is saying got to stay

But I'm taking up the anchor

Faith is saying sail away

And I'm heading for the deep

I know it's safe here on the shore

But freedom is worth dying for

Liberation comes to those

Who hear the truth and sail with You

I'll go where You are calling me

I'll be what You meant me to be

I know the risk is real

But I wanna feel

The freedom of the sea

The freedom of the sea....

The freedom of the sea....

The Lightning Thief 

How democracy and freedom started with the sea :~ Lords of the Sea

Freedom begins between the ears. 
— Edward Abbey

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