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Wordless Wednesday – Rare

I have decided to post photos of past travels in general and our eight year sailing adventure on SV Irie in particular for Wordless Wednesdays. I hope you enjoy them. Also, I can’t manage completely “wordless”, but I try my best at “almost wordless”. 🙂

Since I have archived thousands of photos over the years and can’t easily pick what to post, I use the weekly prompt of the Daily Post to inspire my Wordless Wednesdays. This week’s Daily Post photography theme is “rare“.

I talked this interesting but “tough” topic over with Mark in the car, not immediately thinking of something myself. The first thing that came to mind when brainstorming was “male breast cancer is extremely rare”, but that wouldn’t make for a cheerful photo, so we had to come up with something else to stay in the right spirit. Then, we drove past a sign for the cute town of Shelburne Falls. Their fame is their “Bridge of Flowers”,  the only one in the world. Pretty rare, but I already posted photos about that, so what to do?

We reminisced about our happiest times aboard, in the Bahamas, long before life started showing its ugly sides, and came up with the following photo: a rare moment of complete bliss, with our dogs, in a most amazing place! It is the only photo we have of me swimming with Kali and Darwin, in water as clear as gin…

Swimming from our sailboat Irie to the sandbank in Double Breasted Cays, the Abacos (Bahamas) - It is the only time that we swam together to shore

Swimming from our sailboat Irie to the sandbank in Double Breasted Cays, the Abacos (Bahamas) – It is the only time that we swam together to shore

What does “rare” mean to you?


  1. This looks beautiful and I love how they follow the pack leader! :o)

  2. Very cute! I’m not sure who is enjoying the swim more. Possibly the puppies 🙂

  3. Love the photo! Looks fantastic!
    Rare…. using our sailboat to sail! It’s either at anchor, motoring or motor sailing!

    • That’s because you were on the ICW, Lucy. Once you’ll get out in the ocean more, or hopefully in the Chesapeake as well, she will sail and you will be so comfortable in her as well!

  4. I want to be there right now! The water looks glorious.

    • It is an interesting fact that of all the places we visited with our boat, the Bahamas, less than 100 miles away from the US, remains one of our highlights. Who would have guessed? We’d happily get a catamaran again and spend all our winters there! Well, maybe in a few years, when we have forgotten all the challenges that come with a cruising life. 🙂

  5. Seems like rare times

  6. That looks like a special memory. 🙂 Wishing you and Mark a happy weekend, Liesbet!

  7. I do like your metaphor – water as clear as gin!

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