oh, dear...Sunday's another warm and not-too-windy day, could be another sailing day, except that it's a low water at noon kinda day which means a) there will be about 10 gallons of water in Jamaica Bay and b) that's absolutely perfect conditions to paddle out to Dead Horse Bay for a little beachcombing...shoot...extra torn because I somehow managed to do enough sailing (and blogging about sailing) in 2011 to make the Proper Course Top 9 SAILING Blogs list so now I feel like I should go sailing.
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Funny thing was, after the totally paddlecentric summer that followed getting recertified as a kayak instructor, I was actually feeling a little bummed out 'cause I thought 2011 was going to be the year that I only got out for a proper sail once. That was before I decided to suck it up and try the Fall dinghy racing series again, though - I'd been so awful in 2010 that I almost didn't want to, but I ended up being really glad I got back on the horse. Or the fish, as the case was.
p.s. - As evidenced by my new profile shot, I have officially let my inclusion on a sailing blog list go to my head! :D
no, seriously, I was going to put up my self-portrait from that fantastic December sail that Holly & I took. I'd saved it as "Sailing", though, and when I went in to upload it, I ran across this one that I'd saved as "Saaaaailing!"
That picture just makes me happy to look at - that was taken in Fall '05, during one of the best vacations I've EVER taken. As I put it on the start of the Buzznet gallery where the photos are still hosted - One week, one 41-foot sailboat, six friends, numerous islands, lots of fun! What a wonderful, wonderful trip that was.