Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunset sail



















Yesterday, we were invited on a sailing cruise sponsored by one of Heather’s fellow teachers, whose husband and her operate a charter sailing vessel-the Nathaniel Bowditch. It was a great evening when we boarded for a sunset cruise. The wind was blowing 10 to 15 knots with the opportunity for some great sailing. There was a number of staff from the school onboard along with a few lucky invited extras, like us and our daughter Katie, visiting for the weekend.

After getting underway, we first headed out into the Gulf of Mexico, but the seas were quite rough, so we turned and headed for the bay. Capt Rex went thru the choices of wine for the voyage along with the selection of cheeses. He noted that this was not a wine tasting cruise but a wine drinking cruise. This turned out to be a very accurate statement. Every time your glass started to get low, a crew member was there to offer a refill.

The evening was just about perfect with great weather, good conversation and lots of sailing and great views. On our own sailboat, I never had any alcohol while sailing. I did find out on this trip, that it is a bit difficult to move around a heeling sailboat while holding a glass of wine and taking pictures at the same time. The good news is the only casualty of this experiment was a large wine stain on my shirt. I missed the camera and did not drop the glass!

I could do this every week.

15 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Not being much of a sailor, I will have imagine how enjoyable this was! :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Shades of the EAGLE, without the wine, of course.

Did you have any falshbacks of fond memories? Did you recall the names of all the sails and lines?

If you did, you haven't been retired long enough! ;c)

E Squared and Mui said...

I enjoy a good sail ... as long as someone else is doing the work :-)))

Sue and Doug said...

what a great way to see the sunset!..so jealous!!!..great shots even one handed!!

Gail and Rick said...

That sounds like something we'd love to do each week too!

So glad you got to relax, imbibe and enjoy while someone else took responsibility :)

Rick and Paulette said...

Great photos on the sailboat. What a great way to spend an evening.

Diana said...

Love the wine drinking vs wine tasting comment. Looks like a great time!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Have only been on a sailboat twice but enjoyed both short trips.

Janna and Mike said...

Now that's my kind of cruise--love the photos.

Margie and Roger said...

What a wonderful opportunity you had. Too bad about the wine though...hate that you wasted a drop or two.

Janie and John said...

What a beautiful thing to so. I've only been sling once but it was wonderful. Add sunset and wine, looks like a perfect night,

Karen and Al said...

Looks like a fun trip. I love to watch the sun go down over the water and on a boat is the best way.

Kevin and Ruth said...

What a great opportunity you had. Glad to see you enjoyed your day and evening and got to see a beautiful sunset.

Hope the wine you spilled was white and not red!

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Wayne and Roberta said...

What a great time enjoying the fresh air and views on a beautiful sailboat. We've never been on a sailboat, perhaps some day.

pidge said...

Aren't you the lucky ones???? Looks like a fine time was had by all. My Hubby loves sailing, but I am more of a "feet on solid ground" person. Stay safe and thanks for all of your great comments... :)