In my eleven year voyage around the world, I had the opportunity to experience nearly four-thousand sunrises and sunsets.  That's one of the reasons I like living on a yacht;  I have the privilege of seeing the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening.


In large cities, it's rare to see sunrise and sunset.  In the morning you are still asleep when the sun comes up, and in the evening most people watch television rather than gaze at the setting sun.  It's not surprising that city dwellers don't see sunrise and sunset.  Tall buildings surround them on all sides making it impossible to view the horizon.  Their sun isn't visible until it is well up in the sky.

Cities are horizon destroyers.  When I'm living in a city, distant horizons aren't part of my world, and I never think about them.  I can only see as far as the other side of the street and down the block; the horizon isn't anywhere in sight.  That's probably one of the reasons why I don't like living in cities.  My world doesn't feel right when I can't see the horizon. I live in a shrunken world that no longer extends out to the horizon.  My world is a few square feet in size when I'm in an elevator, and a few square blocks when I'm outside taking a walk.  The dimensions of my world continually shift throughout the day depending on what I am doing.  When I enter the subway, my world shrinks.  When I'm in Central Park, my world expands, but still I live in a horizonless world.


When I do expeditionary travel in the desert, my horizon extends out to a couple of miles, and suddenly I start feeling better.  I know that when the sun goes down, there will be an awesome sunset.  The same thing happens at sea.  My horizon extends five miles in every direction, and sunrise and sunset become a routine part of my world.

Horizons have a salubrious effect on my mind.  When I look at the horizon, I feel my world expand.  Not only do I have the pleasure of watching the sun come up in the morning and set in the evening, I realize that I can point the bow of my yacht in any direction and sail over the horizon to a new life.

The horizonless world is unnatural.  It's a world of man-made wonders that don't do much for me.  A widescreen TV is a poor substitute for a real horizon that extends as far as the eye can see.  What I'm really talking about is freedom.  If your world has no horizons, then it's likely you aren't free.  You have mortgages, cars, and endless infrastructure to support in your horizonless world.

When I'm on my yacht, the horizon continually beckons me onward..  I don't know what will happen over the horizon, but that's ok, because I am sailing on the ocean of my dreams.  I'm living in a world of far horizons, and life is good.

Log 1 Peter Pan Around the World
Log 2 Weapons of Mackerel Destruction
Log 3 Pirates of the Malacca Straits
Log 4 Kissing Cobras
Log 5 Debriosaurus Rex
Log 6 Go Ahead - Live Your Dreams

Log 7 The Man Who Built His House on a Rock
Log 8 Ambivalent Eagles
Log 9 One-Shovel Full at a Time
Log 10 Hitchhiker's Guide to Planet Earth

Log 11 Keeshond

Log 12 The Red Sea Blues

Log 13 Feel the Freedom

Log 14 The Danger Zone

Log 15 Lucky Man
Log 16 Dream Machines - Land Rover Defenders

Log 17 Trade Wind Dreams
Log 18 Logs With Fins
Log 19 Everywhere, Everything
Log 20 Shark Slayer Is History

Log 21 Viking Funeral - Burial at Sea
Log 22 Improbable and Impossible

Log 23 Keep on Trucking
Log 24 Dream Machines II
Log 25 Bodysurfing Whales
Log 26 Hitting the Wall
Log 27 Surviving the Savage Seas

Log 28 The Next Step
Log 29 Welcome to Barbados
Log 30 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
Log 31 The Man with the Unplan
Log 32 Dali Dolphins
Log 33 Flying Like a Turtle
Log 34 The Foolish Man Built His House on a Pitch Lake
Log 35 Go West Young Man
Log 36 Crossing the Atlantic in a Row Boat
Log 37 The Unsinkable HMS Diamond Rock
Log 38 Catamaran Capsize in 170 mph Winds
Log 39 When Are You Coming Home?

Log 40 Master and Commander of Anegada - Frigate Birds
Log 41 Baths of Virgin Gorda - Batholiths of Central Arabia

Log 42 Free at Last
Log 43 Stalking the Wild Manatee

Log 44 Spreaderman
Log 45 Attack of the Flesh Eating Bees
Log 46 Sharks and Coconuts
Log 47 Stingray Picnic
Log 48 Boo Boo Hill
Log 49 Whale Slayers
Log 50 Noddies (Not Naughty)


Log 51 Exumas Land and Sea Park
Log 52 David and Goliath
Log 53 Turquoise Clouds of Paradise

Log 54 Momma Nightjar
Log 55 Maximillian The Great
Log 56 Chiton Kingdom
Log 57 Flying and Holding On
Log 58 Far Horizons
Log 59 Clouds Are a Sailor's Friend
Log 60 Getting Connected
Log 61 Fear
Log 62 Grand Schemes and Other Important Things
Log 63 If Jellyfish Had a Brain
Log 64 Cousins That Don't Kiss
Log 65 Swimming With Sharks
Log 66 Perfect the Way You Are
Log 67 Space Travelers
Log 68 Aliens
Log 69 Monsters of the Mind
Log 70 My Butterfly Collection
Log 71 Somewhere Other Than Here Societies
Log 72 Five-Hundred Pound Spiders
Log 73 Red Sea Sunsets
Log 74 Gibraltar Sunrise
Log 75 Big Sea - Small Ship
Log 76 Just Cruising
Log 77 Castle Mania
Log 78 You Must Know the Sea
Log 79 Flying Like a Goat
Log 80 The Joy of Photography
Log 81 Universal Camouflage
Log 82 My Rainbow Collection
Log 83 Indian Ocean Reward
Log 84 Fiber W
Log 85 Turkish Reflections
Log 86 Mirrors and Mirages
Log 87 Lycean Tombs Rock
Log 88 Rigging Emergency
Log 89 Pamukkale
Log 90 Volcano Land
Log 91 Sniffing the Air
Log 92 Why I Don't Kite Surf
Log 93 Resurrecting Exit Only in Turkey
Log 94 Greased Pole Competition
Log 95 Tsunami Damage
Log 96 Afraid of Living
Log 97 Living on the Edge
Log 98 Borneo Adventure
Log 99 Uligamu Tree Tender with Full Benefits
Log 100 God's Fireworks Display

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