Saturday, October 13, 2007

After the Mutiny

Ideally, there should have been a blog entry about the mutiny, which occurred late in the summer this year, and resulted in Indigo and her crew returning to Portland for the winter months. But I couldn’t figure out what a mutiny looked like – I couldn’t come up with an image. So for the moment, that story goes untold.
Moving on, this blog entry comes to you from a very fine October day six weeks or so after the mutiny. A warm October sun is low in the sky, illuminating downtown Portland, as we see it from our winter camp. We are billeted on the twelfth floor of an apartment building just a block from Powell’s Books, a Portland landmark familiar to almost anyone who has ever visited this part of the world. We are minutes away from groceries, theater, restaurants, shops – an interesting counterpoint to our wilderness summers. Most importantly, we are close to family and friends, and the mate has access to space to paint and work.
We are interested in applying the knowledge gained from living on the boat to a interim on land. We find it luxurious to inhabit even a small apartment, reveling particularly in a bathtub, a dishwasher, and a grocery store minutes away. Tho most exotic and pleasing luxury to date is the morning newspaper, delivered to our door, and available to read with morning coffee. Of course, nothing is more delightful than friends and family nearby.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life long plans evolve, even on a daily basis. Will look forward to a itinerary for the spring and summer of 2008.

Have been looking for the Captain (or is that the wrong title for one on the beach) at the saturday morning conferences. Would even pick him up and deliver him home if necessary.

If you are going to be here for the winter, I would certainly like a look at the boat (or is that craft) while you are in local port.

Your adventures this past sailing season have been fascinating.
Would like to hear more.


October 14, 2007 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Glad you are enjoying the pleasures of Portland. They are many.

Is there a word in sailing lingo that is softer than "mutiny?" Is there every an inbetween...

Things in the cornfields are well. It is a full time second job with an 11 and 9 year old. Great fun though! Erica is well.

Speaking of books... I have constantly perused used book stores over the last two years looking for interesting historical sailing books for the Captain as a retirement present. I did find three that I purchased although they are not ideal in what image I had created to find.

Email me an address so I can send them. Take care and perhaps I will see you in January when I visit.

October 24, 2007 11:46 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

Mutiny? Awesome! Any walking of the plank involved?

November 21, 2007 12:47 AM  

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