Written for the 30-day creative writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today's prompt is Setting sail. Check out the Linky at WWFC for more stories as we set sail on the 18th day of this adventure.
The Quote of the Week!
There is nothing--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Our good friend Bruce had invited us to go sailing on Saturday, and I knew that would fit today's prompt to a T. It was a picturesque day at the lake, with a light breeze, well make that breezy with 14 mph gusts. I don't enjoy a lot of excitement on the water, so I had my qualms about a peaceful sail.
|Hubby (left) with Bruce|
This is Bruce's sailboat, a Newport 16, complete with a cabin, which is stored on-site at the lake. He purchased this last year and knew both of the previous owners.
|Discussing the finer points of sailing|
|Me, or at least my feet|
Since I am always behind the camera, this is what I got of me.
We are underway, the breeze is blowing and we gals have stretched out to enjoy the ride.
|Oh what a beautiful day!|
The sky is clear, with just a few clouds gracing the sky. The breeze which seemed a bit much in the beginning was just perfect to keep us moving at a leisurely pace. All was well until the boom let loose came crashing down. Just a minor blip [scream] and all was quickly restored to normal.
|Approaching the dock - full speed ahead!|
Here we are approaching the dock. The wind picked up a again at that moment.
Our thanks to Bruce and Dixie for an enjoyable afternoon of sailing and friendship.