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#982: Rowing from the ship to have bonfires on secluded islands

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 21, 2011

Photo Credit: Matty Maples

The sun has set and the fire crackles, illuminating faces.   No roads, no lights, only  quiet laughter, cold drinks, and the snapping of the flames on this summer night.  Friends are leaning into each other, sharing a blanket. Someone has a guitar and there is a small group singing shanties on the other side of the fire, soon everyone joins in. 

Your crew rowed here from the ship, this small place to call your own.  When the flames finally die down to glowing embers,  you find that the little piece of secluded beach was just an extension of the ship. You are once again reconnecting to the world around you without the benefit of technology. Simply making a fire and gathering around to roast some marshmallows brings people together. And you couldn’t have gotten here without your tall ship. So throw another log onto the bonfire of awesome.

(Thank you Heather, Summer Intern 2007, for the idea!)

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@sailtraining.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

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