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Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

The Essential Sunset

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Mattapoisett Harbor, MA


What is it about sunsets that seems to compel us to look? To photograph? To say “oh honey, come look!”

Onset Harbor, MA


It must be something primal, a connection to our reptilian brain, to our earliest species memory, to our souls. 

Kittery Maine

Imagine early man, hunter/gatherers, watching the sun sink into the flaming western horizon – and who knew why, or if it would ever return?

Long Island, Casco Bay

And is that so different now?  Yes, we know why the sun “sinks” in the evening and “rises” in the morning, but do we know we’ll get to see it again tomorrow, any more than our ancestors 10,000 years ago?

I don’t think so. We may, and we may not. That’s the nature of life.

Mattapoisett Harbor tonight

So give in to that impulse, next time it strikes. Stop, really look, take a picture, call a lover to see.

Rockland Harbor, ME

You only have today, after all. Pay attention.





Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

One thought on “The Essential Sunset

  1. Beautiful!


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