After spending large portions of each work day in a law office, sitting at a desk and shuffling papers for almost thirty years, David had had It. Although, when time permitted, he would pursue his passion for sailing by cruising Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys and the Abacos, the pressures of practicing law along with the responsibilities that came with being a husband and father to five children had taken their toll.
Reading about sailboat voyages to distant places by people not much different than David caused him to begin contemplating the meaning of his life. He began dreaming of crossing oceans and sailing to distant shores. Although he had achieved the type of successes that many strive for, would It now be possible to turn his dreams into reality?
If not to cross oceans David wondered, what is life's purpose? Although oceans for some are merely bodies of water, each of us have our own personal oceans to cross. Oceans that change as we proceed through life. Things we need to accomplish to make our lives meaningful. For some It is placing food on the table for our family or a roof over their head. For others, It is seeing the Grand Canyon or climbing Everest or completing a triathlon. For still others It may be owning a certain type of automobile or reaching the pinnacle of their profession.
This is the story of David's dreams -- his oceans -- and how they changed an ordinary life into one filled with unanticipated adventures, challenges, disappointments and accomplishments.