Friday, November 28, 2014

A New Beginning...

Here's the big surprise I told you about a while back... (

Today, "s/v Domina Mari" officially became "s/v Dreamboat Annie".

When I started this journey I thought I had this whole name thing all figured out. She would be called "Domina Mari" which is Latin for "Lady of the Sea". It sounded sophisticated, smart, and worthy of a blue water boat like the Westsail 32. Still, tough I posted to this blog bearing that name, something just didn't feel right about the name. It didn't really fit in some way...

Then, back in early October I was feeling nostalgic and was listening to one of my favorite bands of the seventies - Heart. One of the songs that popped up in the YouTube selection grid was a song called, "Dreamboat Annie". It was one of their early songs but being a child of the seventies, I remembered it. After listening to the lyrics, I immediately knew... "DREAMBOAT ANNIE" is the name. It fit the boat, the dream, and me... (The lyrics to the first part of the song are below).

Heading out this morning into the sun
Riding on the diamond waves, little darlin' one

Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie my little ship of dreams...

The re-naming ceremony consisted of writing all her former names on a stone and then casting that stone off the stern into the sea giving those names back to the sea, (or back to Neptune if you believe in the Roman gods: Poseidon if you believe in the Greek gods). I even included "Domina Mari" though that name was never official. Then she was christened with a whole bottle of champagne while declaring her new name and allowing all the champagne to run over her bowsprit and into the sea in order that the sea could join in the celebration of the vessel's new name.

This blog, will remain in place for the sake of history and reference. 

From this day forward, all new postings will appear here,

The Domina Mari blog will not be updated any further. So, update your bookmarks and links... today starts a new chapter in Annie's refit.

Follow me on the new site as Annie, "My Little Ship of Dreams", and I ride on diamond waves.

May warm winds caress you and may God bless you.

Both previous names, (and any others I am not aware of), were given back to the sea.

Alex coming to get  her (everyone knows how long she has been on the hard).
Waiting for her ride back to the sea
Strapping her in!

Only 200 yards to go...

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