Set Sail


A weekend water view and favorite quote

as you sail into the weekend . . .

Sailboat Lake Norman

“Twenty years from now you will be more

disappointed by the things that you didn’t do. . .


 . . .than by the ones you did do.


So throw off the bowlines.


Sail away from the safe harbor.


Catch the trade winds in your sails.








~ Mark Twain

Sailboats Lake Norman NC

Wishing you Smooth Sailing and Calm Seas,

Happy Weekend :)

  15 comments for “Set Sail

  1. June 7, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! Might go on a moon light sail next month.

  2. June 7, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Hmmm Mark Twain seems to have the right idea! Thanks for sharing his inspirational words to live by. xo

  3. June 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Mary!! I was just quoting this to my hubby yesterday as we were discussing where to embark on the next phase of our lives~~retire, take a new opportunity that has come along, move, stay…such a wonderful phrase to ponder. I know one thing~~I wouldn’t mind sailing along in one of those gorgeous sailboats! Your lake must be a lovely place to live. Linda

  4. June 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

    There is nothing more beautiful than a sailboat in full sail~such a symbol of peace and freedom~ have a wonderful weekend on the water~

  5. June 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Oh, do I have fond memories of our sailing days. The lake looks so inviting, Mary. Wish we still had our boat.

  6. franki
    June 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Perfect weekend for it!! The Hobie Cat is rigged and ready! Fair WInds and Following Seas!! franki

  7. savannah120627
    June 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    This reminds me of a long ago magical summer in San Diego. Sailing by Christopher Cross was first released… What beauty and freedom! Loved the post.

  8. paula
    June 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    ~Mary ~
    Thanks for sharing, what a peaceful day on a beautiful lake ! Is that the lake you live on?? Very big it seems. ENjoy your weekend :)

    • June 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Paula, Yes those all boats on Lake Norman, it has 520 miles of shoreline. Enjoy your weekend :)

  9. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    June 8, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Very cool! Looks like a beautiful day:@)

  10. paula
    June 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    ~Mary ~
    WOW that is a big lake, and how wonderful for you !! My mom always wanted to build a log cabin on a lake in upper Michigan she said, sweet memories of a lovely lady .

  11. June 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    What a glorious place to live!!! I had a GREAT weekend. You are not on FB so you might not know but our daughter and SIL are adopting a GORGEOUS little girl and we are all IN LOVE!!!! They have had her since the Fri. before Mothers day but I couldn’t share til now. She is 18 months old and her name is Colleen and life could not be better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. June 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Years ago, I used to sail on Lake Murray in Columbia, SC but these days I prefer motorboating! Still love to see the beautiful sailboats underway!

  13. June 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    How I enjoyed this post! We returned from our annual sail this yr a few months ago. We sail 3-4 months every yr . Dominican Republic was our destination this yr but as you know, it’s not the destination, but the journey.
    Your pics reminded me of all the sunsets I’ve witnessed from the bow of our boat …..and it’s just glorious!!

  14. Rattlebridge Farm
    June 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Wonderful quote from MT. Love the Cat-a-Tonic! Made me smile!

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