The documentary Vanishing Sail has truly left me inspired. It portrays the importance of sea life as it was the main income in many households. Hence, during the height of sea trade record numbers of sailing boats were launched in the Caribbean. The prominent themes presented were family, keeping traditions, hard work and survival. The protagonist of the film was Alwyn Enoe. The focus was on his endeavors to keep the trade of wooden boat building alive through his sons. The film follows him over three years as he constructs his last vessel “Carriacou Sloop” named Exodus and competes with her as the Antigua Classics. His first boat was named Genesis. It was simply amazing to see the behind the scenes artistic process unfold. The simple and hands on approach, from the cutting of specific trees with the right shape. I could only imagine the monumental stress incurred trying to keep precision without the use of fancy equipment knowing your entire life savings was on the line.
Congratulations to the entire team who brought this Caribbean tradition to life. Job well done.
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I’ve never been an ocean lover but lately I have grown to appreciate it in its entirety.
Its calling, so powerful yet very subtle
Its serene effect
Feeling the wind hug your face in an unwavering embrace.
An innate connection that cannot be ignored
Its unpredictability and destructive nature
Its depth and diversity
Things that makes it frightening yet so unique.