The other night we were joined by Roger and Sara aboard a chartered sailboat in the Sound, an evening event we acquired at a Lion’s Club auction earlier this year. Our Captain, Ed, provided safe passage to Port Madison, where we saw porpoises but lost wind. It picked back up on our return East, during which JJ had the helm most of the way.We were amazed by the bells and whistles on board that were unimaginable to us in our heyday of family sailing on the Odeon forty, thirty and even twenty years ago: a key starter (no more back breaking lawn mower starts!); a self tacking jib (eliminating the need to trip over the tiller (whaa?) while scrambling to the opposite seat to crank down the jib sheet during a tack); sheets (lines) in a centralized location (negating any reason to leave the cockpit whatsoever, much less to sit on the boom to crank down the main sail). Add to that food and drinks provided, and had we not been enjoying ourselves so thoroughly, we may have napped.
A beautiful but threatening evening at the Marina tonight inspired me to take this picture that, except for a couple clues, appears to have been converted to black and white.A tall ship waits it out at the dock. Actually, it may wait longer than that for all I know.
We won’t have too many opportunities to enjoy our neighbors and their fire pit, so I took advantage last night.
Then I came as close as I ever want to come to writing code to get this to publish correctly. Apparently Cinemagram or WordPress has changed something in the way these things are embedded in a post. Anyway, I was very proud of myself for cutting and pasting some code from a previous Cinemagram post to make this work. If anyone has any insight, please provide.