Sailing, sailing

Yachts at Goolwa, South Australia

Yachts at Goolwa, South Australia

I have never had too many opportunities to travel on ships or boats and especially sailing on yachts. I have only ever been sailing on a yacht on a handful of occasions. I certainly would have liked to have had far more opportunities, but they didn’t present themselves.

Perhaps I don’t mix with the right kind of people – or I need to find new ways of making far more money so I can afford a nice yacht. Trouble is, people like me (of a certain age) are probably too old and decrepit to learn how to sail. Perhaps I need to make a lot of money from my writing so I can afford to buy a yacht and employ someone to sail it for me.

On the other hand, I have often watched yachts sailing, admiring their beauty as they press through the waves, flying along on the wind. More than once have I wistfully wished to be one of those on the boat. From time to time I’ve even caught myself dreaming about sailing my own boat to exotic destinations.

Writing prompts:

  • Write an account of a time when you went sailing or boating.
  • Turn your non-fiction account into a fictional story, letting your imagination full rein.
  • Write a poem about the beauty of sailing ships and yachts.

Good writing.

The photo above was taken several years ago of yachts near the mouth of the River Murray, Goolwa, South Australia.


2 Responses to “Sailing, sailing”

  1. johnlmalone says:

    I have been sailing only on a few occasions but the classic text on sailing for me is ‘Dead Calm’, a film which is taut and tight as only the best thrillers can be

    • Trevor says:

      I know of that film but must admit I’ve never seen it. I’ve probably shied away from it because watching thrillers can be a health hazard for men of a certain age.