Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Cape Cod, Day 4 - What Is It?
Plus Extra Credit if you Tell Me Where I Got This Idea!
I'd planned to run through a few more days of Cape Cod fun tonight, but I totally screwed up my day by waking up and deciding that things were enough under control at work that I didn't really have to go vote at 7 am. Ha ha ha. The work expanded during the day, as it is sometimes wont to do, so now I have to get up early to finish what I left unfinished in order to get to my polling place on time tonight. Oh well, at least we don't get Paladino. Ick. So, not so much time to blog tonight as I had hoped for.
However, I was doing a little blog-surfing last night & I ran across a blog that had a lovely sailing photo contest, and in the midst of their entries there a photo of an unusual-looking small sailboat that the blogger had seen in Cape Cod that he or she was curious enough to post & ask if anyone coud say what it was (turned out to be a Friendship Sloop). Well, by pure coincidence I also had a photo of an unusual-looking small sailboat that TQ & I had admired in Cape Cod, during our stormy-day paddle up the quiet, sheltered reaches of the Mashpee River. I thought "What a great idea for a short post!", and here I have a night where the post needs must be short, so - here she is! Isn't she striking? TQ noticed that it's almost like a giant sailing canoe, what with the leeboards & the shape of the bow. Must be gorgeous under sail. Anyways, if anyone knows anything about what kind of boat this is, I'd love to hear about it, just leave the info in the comments & I'll bring it up here to share as soon as I see it.
And seriously, if anyone can tell me what blog I got this idea from, that would be very nice too - I would love to link but I cannot for the life of me remember the blog's name!
Wednesday morning note - Sincere thanks to Tillerman for identifying my mystery blog - it was Boat de Jour, and here was HIS mystery sailboat! BTW it was either really late or I was really blown away by the sailing photo contest because I managed to totally not notice the name of the blogger, Captain Puffy Pants. I would not have had ANY problem remembering THAT name, since Captain Puffy Pants happened to be the author of one of my favorite entries EVER in a Proper Course Writing Challenge - Setting the Record Straight or Capt. Puffy Pants Eats Crow, written for Tillerman's November '09 Love and Sailing challenge. There were a some great entries for that one -- It's A Rock was another particular favorite of mine -- but Capt. Puffy Pants's entry proved to be the all-around, hands-down favorite & I enjoyed it very much.