Oct 27 2008

Where did the time go?

Tag: musingsmattholmes @ 3:26 am
Well in the blink of an eye two months went by–without a single day of sailing. The half moon bay trip was the last time, and although it left me eager for more time on the open ocean, the rest of life intervened. I’ve been keeping busy with other things: jonny and I climbed half dome via the snake dike route, karen and I drove to utah to join friends for a week of canyoneering, and I picked a thousand pounds of grapes with phil to make some wine (fermenting at this moment). But not much boat related stuff to report. I did get to the boat for a few days sometime in September to install the new head and associated plumbing (99.9% completed anyway), but that was all. Finally this past weekend we got out for another fun social sail–this time we just barely ducked under the bridge before heading back. It was a super warm day, complements of an exceptional indian summer, and it was really, really good to pass the time with some old–and new–friends. Jonny and I each took a turn climbing to the masthead while under full sail, on the newly installed mast steps, and it was spectacular to be at the very top of the boat with it heeled over nicely in 10 knots of wind. Thanks so much to gary, anna, rob, julie, and dana for joining us for the day. View Larger Map