Archive for October, 2008

Along the beach

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

   Today I thought I’d post some pictures from along the beach. These are pictures I took with my Canon digital camera on one afternoon in Lake Tashmoo on Marthas Vineyard. What I like to call water art. As I mentioned in a previous blog I like to capture pictures of the sea, the water, things and sights other people might take for granted or don’t take the time to really see what’s right in front of them. Enjoy! (more…)

Why we sail

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

 I’m going through my autumn sailing withdrawals again. It happens to me every year when the boat first gets hauled out of the water. The last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the past season: the day sails, the adventures, the beautiful sunsets at anchor.

While I was daydreaming about the water, a thought hit me that never really occurred to me before. It has to do with why sailors love to sail. I’ve been asked that question dozens of times, as I’m sure all sailors have. I’ve stated the usual reasons: the sense of freedom, the love of the water, the relaxation, getting away from it all, etc. Though in the past couple of days another reason for sailing hit me that I’m surprised I never thought about: the need to explore. (more…)

Winter Storage

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

    Galatea is on jackstands in the boatyard. I drove down to Mattapoisett last weekend see her after the haulout. (more…)

Old Sailing Pictures

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

    A picture of me as 1st Mate aboard our families Bristol 26 a very long, long time ago. I was eleven years old when this picture was taken. (more…)

Autumn in Mattapoisett

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

   I’m posting some pictures of Mattapoisett in the Fall. After our last sail of the season, Janet and I drove over to Coyote Beach to pick some Rose Hips (for jam). The picture above is of the Wharves. (more…)

Farewell to the 2008 Season

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

    Galatea was hauled out of the water this week. Last weekend, October 11th, was our final sail. Janet and I did a short sail up to Angelica Point then over to bell bouy at Nye’s Ledge before heading for home (the mooring) and doing all the work we needed to do before the boat can be hauled. The picture above is our final ride to shore aboard the launch. Galatea can be seen in the background, with the dodger still up and sails removed. (more…)