I only wish my dad could have gone. We lost him in July.
It has taken a while to get my mom out. Her only experience on a sailboat was not good (about 30 years ago).
My sisterís husband at the time, took us all out on his fathers 30'er....did an accidental jibe in about 20mph wind and put the boat over 90deg on its side.
Needless to say, she thought that was part of sailing and wanted nothing to do with it.....ever....until last week.
I am still smiling from the other day....just a great day!
11-20-2010 09:57 AM
11-20-2010 01:36 AM
This reminds me of when I took my parents sailing this summer. My dad actually knew how to sail and never bothered to share this tidbit with me. He'd done some deliveries in the past.
I can't get him to race with me though...
11-19-2010 09:11 PM
I am not really trying to focus on sailors because the suns reflection off the water and decks can be intense no question. I was more referring to just every day life. I walk around at night and see half the people in shades! I don't know if they're high, blind, or have really good night vision? Besides that I see them everywhere. Everyone wears them now in all manners of places. Anyway, it was just a tangent and I was not trying to take away anything from this topic or the pictures therein. I am glad the ladies had a good time out on the water.
11-19-2010 09:02 PM
Great pics and it's obvious everyone is having fun! Good for you for taking them out.
11-19-2010 07:23 PM
I wear glasses for protection, with nary a thought for how they make me look. Captain Carl's kinda ugly anyway, so....
11-19-2010 05:26 PM
This is completely irrelevent but looking at the picture made me think about how many people wear sunglasses now. Even in pictures. A lot of other countries think it is disrespectful to speak to someone while wearing sunglasses, not that I think it at all. I do think people are better looking without them.. I can't help but feeling like they are a sort of mask that takes away from a persons looks. Obviously the benefits are tremendous so far as exposure to UV rays and comfort.. Idk. Not really any solution and its not really a 'problem' so why would there be? I guess I just wonder if anyone else feels the same way..
I have never worn any glasses, sun or other. Some times I have wished I had some during extremely bright days but when ever I have ended up wearing them I just do not like it. Weird...
11-19-2010 02:24 PM
Yup, gave me a big smile too. Wish I could get my Mom out on the boat, but unfortunately her health won't allow that anymore.
11-18-2010 07:19 PM
Very cool...what great pictures...a thousand words....
11-18-2010 07:18 PM
Love those pics, gave me a big smile.
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