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.   

Heading Off Course

Heading Off Course

Sometimes a wrong turn can become comical.

Steven and I shared one of those dual moments as we departed Warderick Wells in the Exumas in an early dawn dark.  The GPS was slow to recognize its satellites, but the moonlight made the visibility relatively clear. So after 5-10 minutes, I decided I could see well enough to make it our way out the harbor.  

As we slipped away against a flooding current from our # 12 mooring, we passed 10 sleepy vessels in the predawn light. But then as we approached two small channel buoys barely noticeable from my vantage point, I lost sight of them. With Steven in the bow and me at the helm, I steered Mystique towards one buoy, unable to identify its green color. Suddenly Steven pointed to his right and said "left". Confused as to whether he meant for me to steer right or left, I asked him half in jest "which left - the buoy or the boat"? He immediately turned around to face me and pointed to what was now his right side and again clamored "come left hard". I quickly turned sharply to port and skirted through the channel markers with at least an inch to spare. 

Both of us laughed and laughed at our predawn close call and near grounding. If we had thought we were both awake before our 4:00 a.m. rising, we soon discovered a new level of wakeful consciousness as we kept chuckling our way out of the harbor. 

He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates

Another Einstein Dream

Another Einstein Dream