My daydreams: What are yours like?

Posted By on April 28, 2010

Since I spend part of my day on the road, my mind wanders from the tiring chatter of political radio talk that never ends (and focusing on driving) to daydreaming about ladydianecropsailing and escapism. I suspect most everyone has dreams or plans for retirement, but some are probably a bit more realistic than mine?

I’ve been plotting and planning toward the elusive dream of sailing the south seas, circumnavigating the world or just holing up in the Caribbean aboard a sailboat since I was in high school. That said, having owned a couple cruising sailboat in the past, I know the ‘dreaming’ can often be more soothing than the actual ownership … with constant maintenance and never ending expenses. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop me from being distraction when I see excellent marketing of a beautiful boat (video and still photos below) . Lady Diane would be nice to retire aboard, but challenging to manage short-handed.

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  • DW Wahallan

    Nice yacht Rich. When do I get a sail? 🙂

  • Helen

    She is a beautiful sailboat! When you lived up here in the Akron/Cleveland area did you ever go and see the tall ships? I truly enjoyed them when we went and seen them a few years ago.

  • DW: Don’t wait by the phone … 😉

    Helen: Didn’t get down to see the tall ships, but enjoy sailing several years on the Great Lakes, especially the islands in western Lake Erie. (we kept our boats in Vermilion and Huron)

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.