Sunday, May 15, 2011
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.