Friday, September 28, 2007

The Last Sail

Another week goes by, and you can now see the trees changing color up here. WhisperIII is still floating, but we've had our last sail. We went out for about 5 miles off the bluffs in a stiff breeze, and some lumpy seas. It sure was sweet to come slicing into the channel on the way back, then reaching off to the end of the bay. Why is the last sail always one of the best?
Sunday we unload the boat, and de-rig. Amazing what you can stuff into a 34 foot boat.
A lot of people are talking about how expensive boating is up here. We pay a good buck for the slips we have, for only about 6 months out of the year. Worth it? I think so. For me, it's one of the few pleasures in life. It's an escape. People who know me, know I'm pretty grumpy in the winter. I would ski, if it wasn't so friggin cold. Let's face it, if everything you do has a dollar value put on it, then you're going to be pretty miserable. TGIF Boilermakers vs The Fighting Irish this weekend. BOILER UP!