Saturday, February 02, 2008

Take a load off...

...from the day to day grind.

It can be easily confused when one's vocation parallels their advocation that they are not already on vacation (though a pinch is warranted occasionally to stay focused!)

I have been blessed with a younger sister who works in the tourism industry on the beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and escaped to the pretty in pink Carousel Beach Inn she manages for a little R&R post Key West Race Week.

The Inn was completely booked though still a quiet beach to walk. I'm told this stretch of beach is frequented by dolphins and manatees who sneak up on guest while they float on their rafts or walk the water's edge looking for shells.

The view from my "mobile office" . . . was very nice (Thank you little sis!) but...when you love what you do it is virtually impossible to completely "shut off", thought time with family and the change of scenery was wonderful for re-charging my "mental batteries". I took to reading some new literature I picked up prior to KWRW covering current information and studies regarding sports nutrition and weight sensitive sports (ahh ... sailing is still not recognized as one of these officially...).

Ok - so a sailing science geek's version of beach reading but those who receive The SailTrim Journals ; will hopefully enjoy the content in February's issue.

A very special thank you to my sister Connie Langille (who is an excellent resource for lodging information in Southern Florida) and the Carousel Beach Inn, which with its retro interior and endless white beaches and rows of cabanas can relax the most wound up "sailor".

Cheers, wishing everyone a little time for self.


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