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POEM: You Know You’re A Sailor When…

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A SAILOR WHEN…

You know you’re a sailor when you know the difference between a sheet used on a bed and a sheet used to pull in a sail.

You know you’re a sailor when you realize you can’t assume “Red, Right, Return” is always correct.

You know you’re a sailor when you use your head to go to the toilet instead of think with it.

You know you’re a sailor when you have friends in every port.

You know you’re a sailor when you can clean your whole body with one small sink of water.

You know you’re a sailor when you can look at the ripples in the water and tell if they are from a school of small fish, the wind, or the current.

You know you’re a sailor when you can differentiate a canal, a channel, and a natural tributary.

You know you’re a sailor when you know the horn signal to the bridge tender is one long followed by one short blast.

You know you’re a sailor when you know which bridge columns to go through to safely get to the other side.

You know you’re a sailor when you wake up on a boat seeing the vapors of your own breath because it’s 29 degrees inside the cabin; and, you’d still rather be there than toasty warm in your landlocked home. 

You know you’re a sailor when you’re interested about the journey as much as the destination.

You know you’re a sailor when you realize there’s always one more thing you’re going to learn about being a sailor.

 

Written by:  B. Jean Glenn 12-08-09

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Pat Cotton says:

    Jean and Gary,

    I am catching up with your adventures,reading Dec 24-1/8/2010 descriptins of your travel, sites you are visiting and your holiday celebrations.

    Wonder how you have found so many varied and interesting places to visit. Do you have a travel book of places to visit?

    Loved your poem Jean, about “You Know You’re A Sailor When … I will continue reading the rest of your adventures and email later

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