When a ship leaves port, it usually sails toward a certain destination.
But for sailors who live on the water, dreams can often mean more than a destination.
A sailor who’s been a part of a fleet of ships for decades has experienced what happens when a dream falls short.
For example, one sailor, who goes by the name of Shipwrecked, is the owner of a ship.
“When the ship goes down in the ocean, it’s kind of a moment of pure joy and happiness,” Shipwreckned tells National Geographic.
The sailor has also experienced what happened when a ship’s dream came true, and he decided to share that experience with his friends and family.
Shipwreckeds dream of finding his ship, finding out how to get back to his family, and returning to his ship.
But a dream is also a story that comes true.
“In this case, the dream was about finding a ship,” Shipwright says.
When the sailor decided to tell his story, his dream ended up being a true story.
“The ship that I dreamt of sailing on was never found.
But my dream was true and my dream will always live on.”
As a sailor, Shipwright is also one of the first to tell the story of his dream.
“I always dreamed of going to the ocean with my friends, and I thought of my dad being with me,” Shipwoodmac says.
“And I said, ‘Dad, if I can get this ship back, I’ll take you on a trip to the sea.'”
After a few months of traveling and making friends on the voyage, Shipwreck’d had enough.
“It’s a very special moment for me because my dad passed away just a few weeks ago,” Shipworkys son says.
Shipwright’s dream was not only fulfilled but the story was also shared with his family.
“His dream was a very real one,” Shipworths son says, adding that he would have loved to have had a better relationship with his father.
“But we never met him.
And it was a really big mistake for us, because we would never have known him as a person,” Shipwars son adds.
“He was such a wonderful father, and we’re all really sorry for him.”