Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Romantic Vagabond

I picked up this quote recently. Originally by Sterling Hayden (1916-1986)

Sterling Hayden
To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea - "cruising," it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.”

I didn't realise I had ever met him, but he certainly knows me!

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