Sailing  

nietchze 43M
195 posts
9/22/2005 3:18 pm

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Sailing


I really miss the ocean. For those of you that don't know, I used to be in the Navy. Best part was when you were hundreds of miles from land sometimes. Don't get me wrong, port call was awesome, but being so far from land also was kind of peaceful. Sure you worked 16-20 hour days everyday till you hit port, but it wasn't like it was constant busting-your-ass kind of work. And being out, well it was like all the other stuff just stopped. No taxes, no politics, no worrying about inflation and gas prices, just you and the ship.
And I don't care how manly or tough you thought you were, first time you saw the ocean from 50 miles out you wanted to stop and write poetry. It was so blue and so clean you couldn't tell where the sea ended and the sky started. You really didn't get an idea how clear it was till you looked over the edge and saw dolphins chasing you and they were 100 feet below the water and you could see them as if they were at the bottom of a swimming pool. And at night? There are so many stars you can't even imagine. The moon is so bright it hurts your eyes to look at it. And when the ship runs over a school of jellyfish and you leave a glowing trail of translucent green water in you wake, well....your jaw just drops. It's indescribable. But anyways....

bisexualprincess 39F

9/22/2005 9:54 pm

I remember when i was 18-19yo i applyed to be in the navy got to meet

a couple of ppl and then had another meeting or something but of

course i backed out wish now i didnt.


MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
9/23/2005 1:29 am

Some of the reasons I've always wanted to get a chance to take a trans-Atlantic cruise on the QEII. I remember as a kid, being able to see the entire belt of the Milky Way. As I got older and the area got built up, that all disappeared. Where I live now, you can just about make out Orion on dark nights. That's it. Hey, were you ever way out during a major meteor shower?

Now, I don't know about anyone else, but what I'm dying to know is, did you ever do an Equator crossing? And if so, how was it?


bisexualprincess 39F

9/23/2005 7:13 am

I was once going 2 be in the navy...when i was 18-19 i went to a few

meetings that the navy have before u join..but i never did end up

joining cos i never finished yr 11 or 12 but now i wish i had gone

all the way..that way i might have gone into the navy and maybe still

be there..pitty


bisexualprincess 39F

9/23/2005 4:35 pm

i wish now that i joined the navy when i was 18-19 as i would have

got to sail the ocean and see different things..I should have stuck

with it all but i dont think i would have made it into to the navy

as i didnt pass yr 11-12.But i guess u wouldnt know if u dont try..


bisexualprincess 39F

9/24/2005 9:47 am

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rm_Screw696969 40M/37F

9/28/2005 3:43 pm

Guess I missed this post the other day. Yeah, I hear ya. That's the ONLY thing I miss. Bieing an engineer (well, sorta - an EM but in the pit a lot) I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked seeing the ocean but the times I did were just breath takingly beautiful and peaceful. Guess I shoulda been a signalmen - I would have always had a great view. LOL


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