“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Once upon a time we were sailors. We had a 1967 Columbia 34 and we enjoyed visiting ports throughout the Salish Sea. The running joke though was we were never sailing with the wind. It didn’t matter which way we went, we were always sailing into the wind. Well not always but it was a rare occurrence when we weren’t either tacking our way somewhere or running the iron genny.
But we were still moving and regardless of whether we were with or against the winds, we eventually reached our port of choice. And truly enjoyed a drink on the lido deck.