Mark Twain once wrote, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
There it rests, rolling with the waves across the vast seas, heading into the storm of the unknown. A tool that allows humankind to control the elements, making them bend to our will. Yet, it teaches us that man is only so powerful as Poseidon engulfs travelers and their vessels with all his power down to the depths of his soul. It has brought us freedom, it has brought us adventure, and has humbled the human heart to its core. It goes by many different names and many different sizes but has kept its spirit of travel alive through all mankind. It’s sails brought the great Achilles to the foot of Troy and brought Odysseus home thwarting the plans of the Gods. It allowed Queen Elizabeth to stand proud as it brought the Spanish Armada to its knees. This creation of mankind has sailed through time never taking a bow as it allowed nations to grow and succeed. Even today, the boat has brought us peace allowing us to see what our eyes would never believe.