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Old 12-19-2009
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Yes, we are getting a good lick of snow, but I figure it will be fine after Christmas

Just a bit warmer, then. I'll take a broom and shovel. I went out 2 days ago and it was a fine day. A bit cold, but lovely.

I made a rather long post on my blog, below, regarding winter sailing and partial winterization. Sail Delmarva: Search results for winter sailing. Some of this is about the boat, but more of it is about the sailor, what works, and where the challenges are. The most important thing, I think, is to see it as a different thing than summer sailing, with different rewards. It's more contemplative and less decadent.

I do like decadence, really. The hot chocolate we take is fairly decadent, right up there with a dip in the pool, but different.

Happy winter! I will be happy if I can encourage just one person to keep sailing in the winter.
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