Stripes always put me in a nautical mood. I’ve never been sailing, but if I do ever find myself wandering the deck of some sparkling sailboat, sipping a mimosa while Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea” croons in the background (I’ve got a plan, friends), then you can bet your bottom sand dollar that I’ll be wearing stripes. And these new wedges from Target. So. Darn. Comfortable.
Darrin and I went whale watching on our honeymoon some three-ish years ago (insert “my GOSH does Time fly!” tangent here). Which, for the purposes of this tiny blog post, I’m going to count as my one “sailing” experience. We hopped a ferry to the beautiful San Juan Islands and spent the entire day on the ocean, watching orca whales rise and dip below the surface. Before I decided to study books for the rest of my life (a real money-making field of work…HASHTAG LOL), I wanted to be a good ol’ marine biologist: swim with the dolphins, study the underwater world, ride on the back of a humpback whale…the usual, completely realistic expectations of a middle-schooler. There’s just something about the ocean that’s both so beautiful and so haunting.
Darrin is hoping that we’ll take a trip back to the San Juan Islands for our five year wedding anniversary, and I’m certainly game for another afternoon (or three) watching an orca whale family move through the waters. I’ll be sure to pack my fair share of stripes, obviously.
[P.S. The Little Mermaid did NOT foster my love for the ocean. Ursula scared the 90s floral leggings right off me. HORRIFYING. Who’s with me?!!]
Have a happy rest of your day!