Sunday, August 2, 2009

How I spent my summer vacation

the sea is so wide and my boat is so small

Yeah, I know. I went AWOL again and the blog police are going to come and charge me with dereliction of duty. July was so hectic that I had little time to document my busyness...boat prep, sailing, a rewarding trip to 29 black street, a jaunt to the Montreal Blues Fest, summer weddings and a quick trip to Cape Breton have consumed the last month and a half. Last week Lauchie traveled back across the lines of longitude and settled into work in Bangkok. Now he needs a few visuals to put him in a Nova Scotia state of mind.

I have spent a good deal of time sailing. Mostly in the fog and drizzle of this sodden summer. We sailed in our first regatta in late June and came in a respectable 4th. We considered it a moral victory. Raw courage overcoming our dry mouthed terror. There was much shrieking on the start line and we had death grips on the tiller but we came through with both crew and boat intact. And there were beers at the end and all smiles around.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I've been expecting scenes of front garden destruction and big machinery. However sailing snaps tres interesting and I'm sure S of D and pre nouveau beautification are a comin' soon.

xo from les Gang