Ever since I sold my old Westsail I’ve longed to have another sailing boat. It was a sad day when I parted with that yacht which was home for 8 years. It was the home that Cutty grew up in. Life onboard an old sailing boat is pure happiness.
Knowing that I’d one day get another boat I regularly keep an eye on the yachts for sale around the bay. I was taking a walk down at the marina this morning and looked across to see a familiar shape. It was the old Westsail. I think Cutty sensed its presence. It’s the second boat from the left in the picture below.
We went over to take a closer look. The young couple who bought the boat have recently listed her for sale. I guess people’s plans change. They have done a lot of work to her and kept the boat in great order. I admit that I’m tempted to buy her back, but I only need a small boat now to sail around the bay. The Westsail is a huge boat inside and was designed for crossing oceans. Plans do change and my original dreams of voyaging around the globe have been replaced with spending a week or so at a time cruising the coast or the bay.