October 4, 2012

The Maiden Voyage

After spending all summer making repairs to our little boat,
we finally put it in the water on Sunday.
Everything fell into place. Our two friends who grew up racing 420s 
and are currently sailing instructors agreed to meet up with us on the bay 
in their boat, another friend came over to help us get everything together 
and loaded into the car, and the wind forecast was 5 miles per hour, 
perfectly calm incase anything went wrong - you know, like the forestay 
snapping or the old fiberglass cracking under our weight.
We got to the parking lot of the little town beach, stepped the mast, 
and got the boat off the trailer and into the water without issue.
Right about then is when the sky got very dark, the winds picked up,
and rain could be seen not too far off. It would hit us in a matter of minutes.
So there we were, sitting in our boat, trying to get it out of a dock area
designed for power boats, with impending rain and a large metal mast
to attract any lightning that may happen to come with it.
I'm not going to lie, I was just about in tears crouched down in the
front of the boat, while JD tried not to smash it into the dock.
We had some trouble getting set up as we are used to sailing sonars
and had never been on a 420 before. There was a good deal of guessing
done in the rigging. Mike, one of our sailing instructor friends,
is probably still laughing just thinking about watching us.
When we finally pulled up to their boat I hopped out and onto
their boat so fast you'd think that it had been on fire.
Mike gave JD a mini lesson and told us what we needed to fix.
The rain passed very quickly, thankfully without lighting.
I got back on the boat and off we went.
And finally, after dreaming about it for over a year now,
I got to hang off the side of my little sailboat as we sped along.
It was perfect. I cannot wait to do it again.
Logan took a bunch of pictures, 
which I will post as soon as I can get my hands on them.


  1. this sounds AMAZING! Beautiful pictures. it sounds like you love the sea just as much as I do!! xox

  2. Beautiful photos.. would love to sail one day too. Seems so relaxing and fun at the same time :)

  3. Wow, this looks like such a beautiful day and I love the beach scene. These look like they could be from a magazine


  4. This is great. I love your pictures so relaxing.


  5. aghhh slightly jealous here. these pictures look awesome. i wish we had a boat!

  6. I'm so jealous I would love to sail/go boating or have access to the boat and the ocean. Looks lovely!

    With Love From Michigan

  7. such beautiful photos!

    ...and i love your site! just started following you through gfc!

    xoxo from nyc &

  8. That beach looks so relaxing, i have never been boating before but i have always wanted to! your so lucky!

  9. how cool! i would love to have a little boat like that!

  10. gorgeous day!

    stop by for a visit,

    lydia from vintage2vogue

  11. Ha, I'd probably make a mad hop to the boat too. That's awesome though, and like everyone else the pictures are great. Can't wait to see some more ;)


  12. Everytime better it´s great to be back.


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