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Welcome to our website, c22sail.com. This is a safe place. There is no fear mongering and no political agenda. This website is clickbait free, there are no popup ads, no cookies to accept, no forms to fill out, and nothing to sign up for. Our website is a place you can freely explore. You can stand barefoot in the sand. You can roll your pants up and wade in the creek. You can travel to faraway places and renew your spirit with nature. You can view the world and universe through beautiful photography as well as learn how those photographs are produced. It is our hope that our stories, videos, and photos will help fuel your imagination and inspire your own sense of exploration.

I see it in your social media posts everyday. Some have a real heart and love towards each other and show it. Others are so full of hate they can't recognize their hate is as bad as the ones they talk about.

My grandmother looked after and took care of me throughout my childhood. Tucked away in her drawer was a hand written copy of this poem. It was how she lived. Show each other kindness.

Bring Me All Your Flowers Now

I would rather have a single rose
From the garden of a friend,
Than have the choicest flowers,
When my stay on earth must end.

I would rather have the kindest words
Which may now be said to me,
Than flattered when my heart is still-
And this life has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile
From the friends I know are true,
Than tears shed 'round my casket,
When this world I've bade adieu!

Bring me all your flowers,
Whether pink, or white, or red.
I'd rather have one blossom now
Than a truck load when I'm dead!

-R.D. RICHARDS

The Catalina 22 MKII comes with a standard ice chest as a companionway step and a table in the center of the cabin floor.

 

We decided to see if we could make some modifications to open up the cabin a bit more.

An argument could be made that the 2020 Catalina 22 Northern Gulf Coast Cruise never happened. Some of us, however; may disagree.

Every year for nearly a quarter of a century the Catalina 22 Northern Gulf Coast Cruise has been a favorite cruising experience for Catalina 22 sailors. Over the years many of our sailing friends have moved on to other boats but there are still a few of us left that love the C22 and the camaraderie that comes with it.

"Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again."
 
"As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden."
The amazing thing about sailing is the ability to get away. Let your imagination set you free.

The lighthouse has always been a guide to lead ships at sea through dangerous waters. Be a lighthouse for those around you.

If I concede that I have never walked in your shoes and faced the problems you have, will you concede that you have never walked in mine?

If I concede that you have the right to kneel in protest when the National Anthem is played will you concede that I have the right to stand and put my hat and hand over my heart?

One of my go to movies is "An American President". I don't necessarily agree or disagree with the politics of the movie, but there is a moment in there when the actor playing the part of the presidents says, "America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's gonna put up a fight."

The quote is longer, but you can look that up yourself. What I do know is that rights carry responsibilities, responsibilities to our country and each other. It doesn't matter if you are republican or democrat, or something else. We must stop the blame game. Our so called leaders in Washington are an absolute mess. The only thing they want to do is point fingers at each other and blame. And they do that for one reason, if the opponent looks bad enough they will look better. It is numbers and only numbers game. No solution, only blame.

Can we not rise above that and respect each other? Rioting and looting is not justifiable, but it points to deeper problems with our government. You know, the ones in Washington too busy blaming each other to do their jobs and protect the people of this country.

We are better than that.

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” ~ Jo Walton

We have a way of not understanding nature. There is panic when the smallest things in our lives are out of balance. Sit and watch a sunset. Slow it down in your vision. The world will slowly come into focus and balance restored.

Teach yourself not to look at the world as viewed through the headlines, but through the people around you. The headlines only want to make you afraid of something. The people around you will reflect the beauty and love this world has to offer.

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