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Morning walk: trawler

by Hilton Kean Jones on May 29, 2013

in Florida


After a week and a half of neglecting my walks, I finally restarted them. Lapses are bound to happen. As in meditation, all that matters is returning to the task at hand. It was good to be back. Pretty humid this morning, but a good strong wind helped keep it from being overwhelming.

Saw a trawler this morning that I believe had been made over into a pleasure boat. Only once did I ever really consider buying a boat. The boat that had taken my fancy was a trawler. Thankfully, I was wisely dissuaded from pursuing that folly. I can barely keep a tiny condo shipshape, let alone a boat.

This boat had a For Sale By Owner sign on it, but I’m not even tempted. I’m over that particular delusion. But, I still find their shape pleasing. I think it’s because they remind me of shrimp boats I used to watch when we’d visit family down on the Mississippi Gulf coast.

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Zack Schulz May 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I’ve never heard anyone say what a wonderful thing it is to own a boat. I love boats, but am totally willing to pay someone else to let me ride on theirs…my hassle ends when I get off their boat! I’ve had many friends who live on the water and who also love to be cooked for and brought fine wines – it’s still cheaper and less of a hassle than owning a boat (IMHO).


George Burke April 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Try a sailboat sometime. You’ll be hooked for life.


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