In case anyone was wondering why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve got a great excuse: I was out enjoying myself!
Just got back from a family reunion up in Michigan’s U.P. Yes, they actually do have summer there, sometimes, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it! I spent most of the week bundled up in a sweatshirt.
We did get one day warm enough to don a swimsuit (if you were willing to keep moving!) and by happy coincidence the wind was right to take my dad’s boat out for a
sail. He owns a VERY small, VERY cantankerous little racing sailboat called a Force 5. (They’re named that because the nutzoids who race them like to take them out in a force 5 gale.) Personally I was happy the wind stayed at the gentle breeze level.
Well, we all had fun and it was a real thrill to skip across the lake powered by the wind – not to mention watching everyone trying to flip the boat back up after capsizing it! I’m looking forward to next year, though – Dad says he’ll be looking for a Sunfish (a much tamer and more tractable little sailboat) for the grandkids to learn on. Count me in, too!
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