OK.. Let's try this out....
Let's hear about what you did (sailing-related) last weekend. Pictures are encouraged.
This was an unusual May weekend in Seattle with temperatures hitting the mid-80's. I went on three "dinner cruises" which consist of sailing from my home port of Edmonds to the little town of Kingston, which is about 5 miles, usually a nice reach.
On Thursday, I took a colleague sailing (he used to have a San Juan 28)... We reached around for a few hours, and headed for the guest slips (free for two hours!) at Kingston. We had fish and chips in the little hole-in-the-wall restaurant there and sailed home at about sunset. Winds were about 10-15kts on the beam.. A wonderful sail!
On Friday, I took some other friends sailing. Another dinner cruise. We left at about 7PM and headed to the same restaurant. We got back an hour after sunset. We enjoyed 0 - 10 kt winds on the beam again. One of my crew left her jacket on board sooo.....
We were forced to go sailing AGAIN on Saturday and pick up her jacket. This time with the Admiral and the kids. Winds were about 12 kts from the south. 2/3 of the way to Kingston the wind just STOPPED. Two minutes, it started coming from the north at 10 knots with gusts to about 18kts. Winds here are pretty fluky. We pulled into our now regular slip at Kingston and cooked hotdogs on the BBQ (It's a Catalina after all!) We got ice cream and headed back, arriving around 10:00 PM. I am proud to say that my 14-year-old daughter Hope sailed the boat the whole way, including in and out of the slips. She's an aspiring photographer, and has granted me permission to post some of the pictures she took.
A great weekend.!
Your turn.. What did you do this weekend?