With beginnings come ends …
So it is with the sailing season, when you can’t go south as many of our friends are doing. Though it’s not quite over and another sail or two may be possible, the antifreeze is on the boat in preparation and assorted gear and supplies are being dragged grudgingly home.
Today I’m sitting on the boat in a borrowed slip waiting for the gusting winds to abate so I can move back to my own slip. TS Sandy managed to take down a tree that grazed the front of the boat, and a second ‘at risk’ tree was taken down in anticipation of its falling too. Otherwise we all weathered the storm with minimal or no damage.
In retrospect, it was a great sailing season. In seventeen sails (day sail or over-night) I logged about 1,000 nautical miles. What’s better is that well over half of that was sailing, not motoring – a much better average than previous years. Several sails were with SOS crew and others solo with CCYC. It was a good year for building single-handed sailing skills and confidence. That was especially true for an extended 10-day sail with a friend from Maine that covered over 200 nautical miles. Most of these sails are reported previously on this site.
Stay tuned for more news from the water, maybe even another sail or two!
Here’s a brief look back in picture…..
A fun way to see the end of the season coming….