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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sun and Sailing



Suddenly, poof! It's summer, or at least it sure feels like it. My lovely wife and I had a lazy afternoon sailing around the lake.

Our little Oday 19 is such a simple boat to sail. The Ranger 23 was only 4 feet longer but had basically the same complexity and layout of much larger boats. It was good training while it lasted. One thing I do miss is the roller furling jib. However, it's a sad day when I'm too too lazy to send the lovely wife out on the bow to hank the jib on by hand. Besides, while she's out there she takes care of raising the anchor too.

So what did my lovely wife do after a long afternoon of sailing? She opened up the sailing books and did some more studying. Me thinks she's gotten over our shipwreck and is ready for more adventure. There is a good sized semi-wilderness lake not too far up the road in Maine that she wants to visit. It's supposed to have some really nice beaches.

I may skip tomorrow's blog. It is a holiday weekend after all, right? We've been invited to a huge pool party so that looks like loads of fun.

Hope everyone is having a good holiday. Take at least a few minutes to remember those who've passed on, but then party. Life is for the living.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. I see a winter's sailing in your future, and I ain't even psychic (psychotic maybe, but not psychic).

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    1. At any rate, we are sailing this summer, so that's good. You are right, odds are good that we'll be on a boat in southern waters sometimes this winter.

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  2. May your holiday be peaceful with a moment of silence who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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  3. Have wonderful start to summer! And my God bless the American soldiers.

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    1. Thanks. We can only pray that those who put our soldiers in harms way fully weigh the cost.

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