Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Final Countdown

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The weather has not been cooperative for sailing this fall. It's too cold for our tastes now, so looks like October 24th was the last sail of the year.

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Tourists were out trying their hand at fishing

The day was overcast but not too cool. Winds were light, which gave Kimie the courage to take the tiller again. That gave me the opportunity to try on the crew shoes and reacquaint myself with handling the jib and the whisker pole. Kimie did a good job and I think we both came away with more appreciation for each others efforts.

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There were a lot of water fowl on the lake, but we were too slow to get close enough for a good pic of them, though Kimie managed to catch a Grey Heron on one of the docks. Somehow this pic brings to mind O Docker's post about "poop decks".

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When we broke for lunch I suggested a break from Mama's, so we went to the Hinuma Hotel next door where we've stayed and lunched before.

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Kimie had tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and I had tempura. It was tasty, but somehow not as good as Mama's and of course, the help there doesn't know us. It was a good thing to do anyway if only to help us appreciate Mama's Kitchen all the more.

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After lunch we sailed sweet Bluesette until the wind just didn't have enough to give and the day grew late for getting home to walk our dog Momo (peach).

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Thank you Bluesette for the joy you bring us. You are the product of the thoughts of many minds and the actions of many hands, as are we all. We look forward to Spring and to awakening you once again to help us experience the wonders of wind and sail and water.

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Until next, sweet sailing.

5 comments:

Baydog said...

Our dogs do have it good, don't they?

Tonkatsu is probably the first thing I ever ate in a Japanese restaurant, in America that is.

Pandabonium said...

Spoiled rotten - but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Zen said...

Looks like it was a good day on the water... Nice!!

HappySurfer said...

Is that snow on the decks or jetty? Japanese bowls and stuff are so pretty, not to mention the food display. That blue bowl is pretty. Ooh, almost the same shade as Bluesette. LOL!

Another great sailing season has come to an end..

Pandabonium said...

Zen - indeed it was.

HappySurfer - oh my. No, it wasn't snow. It was bird droppings!

Another season comes to an end, and a lot of wonderful memories added for future reflection and appreciation.