One thing enjoyed in common by those who desire to move through the
water at the whim of the wind is the ability to fantasize. Wherever one
is, in a Sabot bobbing in the bay on a warm balmy day, or alone at night
at the helm of a cruising yacht, it becomes clear that whatever draws one
to that kind of life also reveals within each of us a talent for dreaming.
Dreaming of things which might have been, or are within our grasp still
if we want strongly enough for it to be so.
The old tales seem to verify that it is, indeed, the men of the sea
who have had the exotic adventures with gods and demigods, those terrifying
creatures of land and sea. They have been enticed by enchantresses who
offered whatever their heart desired if they but stay a while, or have
been shown vast treasures fit for a king of kings.
One name comes to mind when one speaks of encounters with intriguing
places and the ultimate life style: Sinbad the Sailor! The question is,
can one be a Sinbad in this day and age? The answer is yes! Sailors even
in this time of jet age travel still can believe that somewhere in the
world exists places Sinbad himself might have reveled in! Places replete
with golden mosques, veiled women, turbaned sheiks, tiled streets, minaret
spires and wealth beyond count. As in the days of old, the best way to
get to them is as it was done before... by sailing boat. On the cruise
of the Ketch REBEL YELL such a place was visited. It is still there for
those intrepid enough to believe in it and go!