Sailing Lessons.......... by Brenda Dow

Sailing Lessons.......... by 

Since moving to the south and so near the ocean, I have decided it is time for me to learn how to sail…. not solo mind you… I will never be that “sure-footed” but to learn the important things of how to stay upright on the seas and how to be part of the crew.
Oceans bring out such contentment in me, having been through many rough seas of my own…..and the rock and roll of the waves and the crashing surf seem to pull it all together for me. It’s difficult to explain!!!
So I will soon be off to sail the seas…. LOL…. maybe around an island or two…. and will be filled up with such joy and new awareness… ahhh … I think it is possible to be seduced by this pleasure.
I have many “ship parts” that I have captured recently both on my trip abroad and at Marco Island that I will post from time to time….
I hope you will come sail with me….. for it is the freedom of the wind that sets us free …. and the motion of the waves that soothes the spirit and finding comfort on the calm seas is as a whisper from God.
Much love,
aka Jazzy


Canon lens 28-135mm
ISO 100
shutter speed: 1/60
focal length 135
Copenhagen, Denmark


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The art of collecting the interesting and intriguing things of this world and bringing excitement of the possibility of “freezing” that moment in time are the reasons that my eyes have broadened to look under and over and in between the winds of the nights and the lights of the days…… Come walk beside me and we can be the “sunshine” for this season in time……….. just walk beside me…………..
aka Jazzy

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago


  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10almost 5 years ago

    Great capture!!!

  • How nice that you think this, Angel…. it is always a pleasure to see your beautiful smile here!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyalmost 5 years ago

    Great photo and good luck, you’ll love it.

  • Thank you so much for the encouragement, Dave….. I’m glad for your inspiration!!!! Have a nice weekend!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, Brenda. I like bigger boats because I’m not too sure-footed, especially since I shattered my femur in 2006 and now have a lot of metal in my leg. So be careful and enjoy your sailing! Hold on!

  • lol…. I had a nice long walk on a pier today and got dizzy just looking in the water…. lol…..well, it was in the 100’s and I hadn’t eaten… lol
    Just teasing…. I thank you for your comment…. and I know I will enjoy the “holding on” part!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...almost 5 years ago

    Splendid shot Brenda !!!!

  • Thank you Annalisa…. this was from a beautiful old ship in a lovely harbor…. and I picked it apart, one area at a time…. LOL… you will be seeing more… then we can put the puzzle together!!!!
    Nice to hear from you!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • imagic
    imagicalmost 5 years ago

    Ohho – a maritime shot… Great composition Brenda – fine colors and a good light… well composed – you have done a fine job….goes to my FAV collection…
    Greetings from

  • Oh ho…… I see land over yonder….. lol…. Jens…. what a very nice comment… you always make me smile with your FAV!!!! Thank you!!!! This was a lovely sailing vessel in a beautiful harbor… and I have many more to show….:))

    – Brenda Dow

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 5 years ago

    Stunning image Brenda. Well taken and beautifully presented. xx

  • How nice of you to say this Nick!!!! A valued opinion I always find from you my friend!!!!
    and……… have gone back in time???? HI right back!!!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent…good work!

  • Hi Gena… thank you so much….. it’s always a pleasure to hear from you!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • And a special thank you for adding this to your favorites!!!

    – Brenda Dow

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Brenda! Sailing is soooo good for the soul. Nothing like it, believe me! And just to prove it, here’s a wee viddie – just for you!

  • LOL Mike…. I do believe I saw you on that ship…. the one 2nd from the right/? yep!!!! funny guy you are….. and you actually had this in the back of your mind with all the other important data?? LOLOL
    I’m so happy that you can appreciate my interest in learning to sail…. I’ll keep you posted…. got lost on the way to the pier today…. lol not a good omen!!!!
    Have a great weekend….. still no Colin? Then get up to Quebec!!!!!
    Miz Brendy

    – Brenda Dow

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    another effective work

  • I value your words concerning my image Antanas…. thank you for your interest in my work!!!! And thank you for the fav as well!!!!

    – Brenda Dow

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