Like a phoenix rising from the waves – the sail rises once more



The phoenix is a mythical bird that derives from Greek mythology. It was described as a feathered creature of enormous size with talons and wings. The plumage was radiant and beautiful. The story goes that the phoenix lived for many years before it built its own funeral pyre, burst into flame, and died, consumed in its own fiery inferno.

Soon after, the creature rose out of the ashes, in a transformation from death to life. Yet the new life was not the same as the one that had just passed. It had a new purpose. As a sailor, I have always liked the lore of mythology. The sea and its creatures seem to be hopelessly intertwined.

A modern day Phoenix

It’s a short walk from the parking lot to the grassy hill where she stands. As you walk up the path, emotions come rising to the surface that I haven’t…

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