Archive for May, 2010

First Sail of the Season

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Hello. I’m writing this blog entry late Sunday afternoon from my patio, sipping a glass of home made wine, and simply relaxing. I just got home from a weekend on Galatea, no more than 20 minutes ago. In fact, if I close my eyes I can stillĀ  feel the motion of the boat. I had forgotten about that feeling you get after spending time on the water.

It was a great weekend. I went down to Mattapoisett by myself. Janet went away on a retreat, so it was perfect to spend some time by myself on the boat. I got down to the boat about 10am on Saturday, all ready to start putting the sails on, the dodger on…….. couldn’t even try do it. The wind was so strong there were 1-2 foot whitecaps in the harbor, excuse me, harba’h.

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Galatea was launched today

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Finally, the 2010 sailing season is here. All my hard work getting the boat ready for launch culminated with the boat hitting the water this morning. I was hoping to watch the event from my office using the MBY webcam. Unfortunately it didn’t appear to be working. That’s probably for the best. I’ve never seen the boat get launched. Not ever. I’d probably be too nervous watching. I’d be thinking of all the things that could go wrong. Envisioning the boat falling on it’s side, cracked open like an egg. No, better to just go down the following weekend to seeĀ  it sitting safe and sound on it’s morning. (more…)