A few years ago I actually cared what my lawn looked like. Then I started sailing. Now the lawn gets cut once a week, and that's about it. It looks like crap, but I don't care.
I doubt it'll come to that, with us. One of The Admiral's great passions is gardening. I have to keep the lawn in some
semblance of order
. (But that's about all that's been done. There's a bunch of other landscaping work needs to be done, was supposed
to get done this season, that doesn't look like it's happening.)
Yesterday my family and I were on the boat from noon to six pm. We sailed an hour, anchored and went swimming and snorkeling for an hour. We then raised sail and enjoyed the rest of the time.
We need to get out earlier to do that kind of thing. We've got about a 30 minute motor out of the canals and into enough lake to turn into the wind for raising the sails--and that's
if the wind is coming out of anywhere from NNW, through E, to S. If it's anywhere from NW, through W, to SSW, it takes a bit longer. (Because we'd be headed right back into shallows to raise the sails.)
Plus I've got to address the "anchor issue." There is, to my eye, an undersized Danforth, with a few feet of what is, to my eye, probably undersized chain, and a whoppin' 50 feet of rode. So in 10' of water I could get 5:1 scope. Not good enough.
My Raymarine knot meter was telling me the water temp. yesterday was 79F, btw.