Sailing into Sixty

Enjoying the helm on my birthday.

Enjoying the helm on my birthday.

“Sailing into Sixty”

To celebrate my birthday, good friend Alexander Ogilvie gave me helm of his sailing vessel, “Windseeker.” We sailed out of Puerto Escondido harbor and into the bay near Danzante Island. The winds were light, the sea aqua and the skies sunny and warm.

It was the perfect moment for reflection on a life long lived and many years yet to travel.

60 is not the new 40, but is in fact, the GREAT 60!  It’s been a wild ride to here – and I’ve got smile lines and silver hair to prove it.

No shadow self for me.  I am still learning, reaching and striving to know and be more.

I’m lucky to have amazing friends – and a future that is a mystery to me.

No Tarot cards and no fortune tellers.  What I know, is that as many surprises as I’ve already experienced, there’s a basketload more to come.

I am forever grateful for the road that led me to Loreto (thanks Val Wilkerson) .. and a home by the Sea of Cortez that has opened so many new and exciting adventures.

Patience, Buddy!

It’s days like today, when the work load threatens to swallow me and all my energy is toward -go- that I really open my appreciation factor to the magic of Baja. I start to dream of the water, the beach, my friends. I get itchy to be on a fishing boat, a dive boat, a sailboat, my kayak. Every bit of me is directed toward heading south.

As my friend, Lynn Brown, would say, “Patience, Buddy.”

I’m trying!