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A gift of wind. Half way east to Menorca and the wind gods start to play their flutes. Engine off. A state of bliss slowly overcomes me. Maia is sewing a new zip on a bag in the shade of the side deck. I adjust a furling line block with a screwdriver. This is total peace and satisfaction, I realise. This is a long perfect moment. What is it about being under sail that makes this feeling? I think for a moment... It’s like a gift of time. A gift of all the time in the world. A feeling of being outside time. A deep connection of some kind, something eternal. The sensation of moving at a completely natural pace, by a method of propulsion thousands of years old, and by virtue of the elements. Pure simplicity. How wonderful. I feel blessed.


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