Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A wonderful morning solo sail

Just a note to celebrate an amazing morning sail I had today. With both my young sons in school, and myself free of work, and the prospect of some sun and wind, I headed out. Although the 15 knot winds never materialized, I was able to ghost along at a leisurely 3 knots in the variable 5 to sometimes 8 knots of wind. Going back and forth between Friday Harbor and Shaw Island on such a glorious day, by myself, was magical. There were seals aplenty, and a sea lion on the channel marker. I'm reminded that a mere step away is another world.

Or, as my favorite poet E.E. Cummings said so well: There's a hell of a good universe next door, let's go!

Fair winds and peace to all my fellow sailors out there.

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