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.   

Observing Magnifique

Observing Magnifique

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 Jean Michel holds an unburst water balloon - tossed at him by neighborly vessels obviously displaying their appreciation for his assistance.

Jean Michel holds an unburst water balloon - tossed at him by neighborly vessels obviously displaying their appreciation for his assistance.

Neighbors Jean Michel and his wife Melania live just down the street from Lainie in Le Garde Freinet, France.  During a casual conversation with Jean in early summer, Lainie mentioned she was interested in photographing the centurions (100-year + yachts) during the 2017 Le Voiles de St Tropez in late summer.  She wondered if Jean knew anyone who could take people out to watch the glorious yesteryear yachts race.  He immediately replied he was going to be a boat tender for the event and he would gladly give her a ride.

When I met Jean Michel in a casual street passing a couple weeks before St Tropez's Les Violes, we struck up a conversation and discovered we both had been sailing in the Florida Keys a couple of months earlier. Of course, our conversation turned to the hurricane we both had dodged and the devastation of southern Florida and the Caribbean.

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Jean Michel drove his inflatable tender around St. Tropez harbor with Lainie and me then took us outside the breakwater for a closeup look at three extraordinary vessels before they raced.

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See more Les Voiles collections from past years - Lainie Wrightson

Holey Land

Holey Land

Experiencing Essence

Experiencing Essence