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Subject: Re: Preparing for Retirement Date: 5/19/2005 2:51 PM
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MichaelRead: <...A boat is a hole in the water into which you cast dreams...>

That is so true.
Keep in mind that if you own a sail boat, theoretically you can go anywhere! Talk about a feeling of freedom!
http://groups.msn.com/GrumpyPix/online.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=310

I owned this little cruising sloop when I was younger. Spent as long as two weeks in a row, living on it and harbor hopping, anchoring out along the shore line of Long Island Sound. It would surely have been folly to attempt really long passages on a vessel this small, relying on rain water and catching fish for sustenance, but it can and has been done! And, of course, that is part of that dream which comes with boat ownership!

Alas, that boat has sailed, as they say! I am now retired and a land lubber, away from the sea. Now my time by the water is spent watching my little goldfish pond.
http://masonvilleny.homestead.com/files/Pondwatch.jpg

I only have twelve acres and I am not growing any crops, but maintaining riding trails and planting trees takes all of my available hours and I am never bored.

Regards,

Grumpy
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