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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – March 2009 Archive (6)

"The Point" by Nillson

Harry NIllson said it best in his story/song, "The Point" : we hear what we want to hear. . .



How many times have we 'sailorettes' told our significant other something that they totally don't hear or acknowledge. From the first day my husband, Dan, and I met nearly 30 years ago I said I wanted to sail alone around the world. After all, I had just bought my first boat and read Robin Graham's book the Dove. I knew what I wanted. To this day, as I finally commit to making the dream a… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 25, 2009 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

Busy, busier, busiest

Just when I think I have my life under control I find myself racing from project to project.



First there is the opportunity to increase my blog postings to three per week. Why? because I am transiting into a career as a writer. Writer's must write. In addition to writing up the questions for an upcoming interview I am writing an article to enter in a contest. Second, there is the need to enhance my writing with research. People want facts, not just about me, but about others, about… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 21, 2009 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

Where oh where is . . .

Being a born and bred Jersey girl it is embarrassing to admit it wasn't until the summer of 2006 that I figured out where Sandy Hook is and why it is called Sandy Hook. After all, I spent most of my summers growing up at the Jersey shore. Asbury Park was a favorite Friday night spot for the family to stroll the boardwalk, grab the rings on the once famous merry-go-round, and spend endless hours in the penny arcade. These were the days way before Bruce Springsteen presented his paradoxical… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 17, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Success follows failure. . .

And, sometimes it is the other way around; or perhaps it is a cyclical event. We had a perfectly beautful sail on Friday night followed by a great day of practice boat handling skills on Saturday, ending on Sunday evening in utter frustration as I put waypoints and plotted a route on the GPS. If I am to make land fall at Sandy Point, New Jersey this summer I need to be a whiz at programming the gps. Folks that use them act like it is a simple push of the button.



But, which button?.… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 15, 2009 at 9:16pm — 6 Comments

Beautiful night sail

With 7 women on board, SPRAY, performed flawlessly this evening. I can't believe how much easier and easier she gets to sail. Sure, I still have to be careful around hard objects as with driving any vehicle. But truly, the extra money she cost is worth it. The roller furling jib and screacher eliminate foredeck crew, except for the occasional, oops, whoops, something is caught on the watch --a ma- call- it. By our next outing, of course, everyone will know to call the watch --a ma-- call - it… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 13, 2009 at 11:26pm — 5 Comments

Florida to New York

Although I declared my intent to sail to New York Haror several weeks ago. Yesterday, I took the first step toward making it a reality. After 5 hours or scrub a dub-dub, SPRAY, my vessel of choice, is at least in a condition to note any areas in need of repair. Two mini dings, next to each other show about a 1 inch chip in the gelcoat. Then, there are the stress cracks around a few of the fittings, some ring-dings in need of replacement and that itsy bitsy sink drain that is filled with all… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on March 1, 2009 at 8:47pm — 8 Comments

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