Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Sea Captain

For years my husband told Sea Captain stories to our children.  The Sea Captain and his little friends had all kinds of adventures.

Only once did we think we might have caught a glimpse of the Sea Captain.  He came visiting one evening.  But we were not there.  The Sea Captain left a big pot of fragrant hot chowder on the stove along with some crunchy brown garlic bread.  His note said he was sorry he'd missed us, but had been called back to his boat because of an emergency.   (wink, wink, wink)

I've always had a picture in my mind of what the Sea Captain might look like.

Last weekend my husband and I traveled to the Oregon Coast.  We had a lovely adventure, including staying with Captain Grady and his lady Sandy.  You've probably already guessed, but Captain Grady is exactly as I have always imagined the Sea Captain might look.

The Captain and his deck hands fish for crab off the Oregon Coast.  We actually had the privilege of hopping aboard his boat, the Aquarius.  Learning how a real Captain and crew ply their trade was fascinating.

As are all Sea Captains, he is a wonderful storyteller. His stories about close encounters with modern pirates curl one's toes with fear!  There is an atmosphere, a mystique about the sea and those who seek her treasures.  It is a whole different world with its own wonderful rhythm.

What a charming couple are the Captain and his Lady.  I know we will be back for a hearty hug and a warm hello.


Al said...

I sometimes wish I'd chosen a different course in my life, one which took me on the sea. I've always loved the sea (ironic since I live 1,000 miles from the sea now). I came very close to joining the Navy after high school, my family never knew how close.

Sunray Gardening said...

I really enjoyed your sea captain story.
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Grannie Annie said...

Yep shiver me timbers and blow me down...he definitely looks like a sea captain to me Sissy Bea. I hope you had fun on your little jont up the coast. I would love to come up there and look around some time...thanks to you I can see that it is a gorgeous place.
Happy April Fools to you...don't let anyone put one over on you.

Clytie said...

Yep, he is definitely THE Sea Captain!!! What wonderful stories he must tell! I would love to meet him ... in fact, I am GREEN with envy right now that you got the chance to sail away with the Sea Captain!