“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen “The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography.”

Oh! yea! Summer is here and if you want to live it fully then you do have to think of doing something like  “pulling a full sized boat over a mountain” according to Werner Herzog, the famous German screenwriter. Visions come to life when we disconnect ourselves from the daily routine and head to the beach! Sailing away is the best option if you wish to explore more your own self and think of the fun and adventure included.

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Every sailing trip has an educational aspect once you opt for leaving the known surroundings you have made the right decision because that’s your chance to know something new and open your mind while spending quiet moments looking at the sea, under the dazzling sun, that’s Harmony enveloped by Serenity.

Adrift! A little boat adrift!

And the night is coming down!
Will no one guide a little boat
Unto the nearest town?

So Sailors say—on yesterday—
Just as the dusk was brown
One little boat gave up its strife
And gurgled down and down.

So angels say—on yesterday—
Just as the dawn was red
One little boat—o’erspent with gales—
Retrimmed its masts—redecked its sails—
And shot—exultant on!

Emily Dickinson

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But if you still think of the tides and how to best enjoy them, deepen your toes in the sand and read a book that will probably inspire you to write more and discover the true meaning of summer holidays. Here are some books I consider great for you to choose.

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Boats Float!
From steamships to ghost ships, to the little and big in-between ships, this fun, the rhyming book explores a wide array of boats. The third in George Ella Lyon’s transportation series, Boats Float! Takes to the Seas with dynamic illustrations that will keep even the youngest of readers eager to turn the page.
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The Circus Ship.

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community — and a rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

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Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee!

With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch? Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles.

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Sail Away, Little Boat!

A red toy boat that sports a yellow stripe on its sail travels from brook, to river, to the ocean. Arriving at the seashore, it is quickly embraced by three children. The back page has a visual epigraph: the little boat floats in a luxurious bubble bath with its new, yellow rubber-ducky friend. Ishida’s brilliantly colored spreads, done in mixed media, cast a swirling, whirling spell of balanced design. Working together in perfect pace, both text and illustration explore the natural world with circular lines and round, playful shapes that convey the toy boat’s passage among deer, whirligig beetles, Past silver-swift minnows/that scatter and school, onward to the river where lickety-split/the sleek otters slide. Delightful sounds, rich language, imagery, and buoyant verse characterize the writing. The book supports standards in science, art, and the language arts while providing children with an artistically rich visual and aural experience.

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Toy Boat!

A little boy has a toy boat. He made it out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable, until one day when the wind pushes the toy boat out into the wide lake. Alone now, the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat. How the little boat misses the boy! But if he is going to survive, he must figure a way to do it on his own.

Loren Long has a timeless and magical touch. As he did with The Little Engine That Could, he creates a world of toys and children that go right to the soul. Toy Boat will sail into young hearts and stay there.

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If you want to be a real dreamer then travel and see, there is more to actually live!Till next moth’s Rock Post, live your life up to the most and sail away so you can find your way!

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2 thoughts on ““To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen “The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography.”

    • Thank you, sweet Marcia, I love boats, too! All of them are great!I do choose The Toy Boat and Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee! I have summer intensive courses so my summer starts at the end of July! Happy summer to you!

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