Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses - past the headlands -
Into deep Eternity -
Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
It sums up the freedom of being on the water and the thrill I still get every time we set sail.
These pictures were taken on a trip from Tollesbury to Ostend last year.