In my previous post I ranted regarding going cold turkey. By trying to sail more and more (on different boats, etc), I was left with the gelato effect. Bear with me and I will try and explain.
The gelato effect ~ too much leaves you with less.
When I was young we only had normal, boring ice cream -vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. One day I heard about an Italian gelato shop and went to get my scoop of heaven. Standing there, mesmerized with all the flavours, I heard a voice: “Which one would you like to taste?”
O, decisions. I started off with one flavour, then the next and the next. And when I found myself, I have tasted them all, just to start all over again (I have forgotten the first ones I've tasted). Finally I closed my eyes and just pointed at one. Then that voice was there again: “Regular cone, Sugar cone or Tub?”
Spoiled or rather confused by choice I struggled to make a decision. Then that voice was there, yet again: “Single or Double scoop?”
I left the shop confused and undecided, but vouched to start all over again tomorrow.
The sailor became me the day that my passion became my obsession. It took over my existence and left no more time for anything else....everything revolved around sailing, unfocused sailing.
No matter how much I sailed, the need was still there.