Sunday, September 26, 2021

September Visit to the Ocean

It's no secret how much we love spending time by the ocean.  Whether it's gazing at its majesty on the sand sitting in our beach chairs or riding in a vessel, we are happy to experience both!  When we were younger you could find us riding waves and swimming in any form of water we could find.  Now that we're older we still find water exciting, especially the ocean.  We spent a week at our favorite spot a couple of weeks ago enjoying the beautiful weather and all the relaxation the days brought after long walks.

 It's never tiring to open the drapes and find this beautiful sunrise greeting a new day!

Sunrise over the Atlantic can be all I need to get up early to view.  With the sun brightening up our room, it's not hard to get outside and experience a lovely walk.

This week we had the opportunity to take a ride on a schooner on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.  It was quite an experience to sail the flat waters of the river surrounding Waterside.

The American Rover is a three masted topsail schooner that is known as Norfolk's own tall ship.  

As we began our sunset cruise, the crew hoisted the sails and we were underway touring the waters that are home to shipbuilding companies for the United States Navy.

As the sun was retreating, we were invited to enjoy a lovely barbeque dinner below deck.

We then continued sailing enjoying the lovely warmth of the September evening.

Spending an evening on the American Rover was a lovely addition to our time together.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

From A Distance

 I've always been a fan of Bette Midler's version of From a Distance.  The instrumental version is playing as I write.  It touches my heart and soul every time.

This song was written by Julie Gold in 1985.  It was first recorded by Nanci Griffith in 1987.  It became a hit when Bette Midler introduced it in 1990.  However you interpret its meaning, Julie Gold said for her it meant that things sometimes appear differently than they really are.  

Sending you blessings from my heart to yours!