Sailors have experienced the spiritual for centuries, but now there is a place for sailors to share their spiritual experiences and special photographs. Nature nourishes our souls, lifts our spirits, and connects us to a greater universe. On a small boat on lake or ocean, we experience a variety of God’s creation. We pit our skill and the boat’s ability against the vagaries of weather, water conditions and natural hazards. And after a hard day’s sail, we sometimes find the tranquility of a quiet cove where friends share a meal and a part of their life stories.
As sailors, we discover the spiritual in everyday, common experiences. We find the spiritual in the awe of a brilliant, ever-changing sunset. In the solitude of a solo sail. In the sharing of the water with whales and dolphins. In performance of the boat under sail, smoothly gliding across the water with wings outstretched. In feeling the wind and the spray and the sun in our faces and hair. In gratitude for reaching a safe harbor. We feel it as our spirits soar and we want to scream our joy to the heavens. Sometimes we simply need to “name it” to realize how much our souls have been nourished.
Spirit Sail is a book that will quicken your awareness of the spirituality in sailing. It will help you get in touch with your own spiritual experiences. The author has sailed the Great Lakes, coastal cruised on the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Maine, and sailed the Gulf Stream north. He takes you on his spiritual journey of discovery while sailing on small boats. Spirit Sail will give you a new perspective on the spiritual and will deepen your own experiences of sailing. You will find spirituality and soul nourishment in places you did not expect.