Friday, June 29, 2012

Bluesette Korea

Jazz quartet in Korea with an awesome performance of Bluesette.

Until next, sweet sailing.

My Ignore - ance

Wow, I opened blogger to find eight comments on previous posts awaiting moderation. I guess blogger has gone paranoid on me. My apologies to everyone who had to wait for their comment to appear. I'll be on top of the issue henceforth. (or hencefourth) Until next, sweet sailing.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


They say "almost" only counts in a game of horseshoes.   I disagree. 

We almost went sailing today, and it counted for me.  Had we stayed home and not even made the attempt, that would not have counted.  But we went to the lake, worked on Bluesette, checked out the conditions and decided not to sail - as much we have wanted to.   I walked out onto the dock, felt the air, observed the waves, the whitecaps beginning to form. The wind was just a tad too strong for us at this stage.    Had this day been our third or fourth outing this year, it would have been different.  But as I've been out of commission and K was not all that enthused today, I did not want to go out in winds that would have taken everything I had to cope with and put my crew ill at ease as well.   The idea for us is to have fun.  We'll wait for  the right conditions for our first sail of the year.

We enjoyed lunch at the clubhouse, bailed the water from Typhoon Guchol out of Bluesette and aired her, then put her cover back on with an added a rope that will hopefully keep the cover more taught and prevent water from getting in next time, so she'll be more ready for us when the chance arises. Next weekend is looking to be perfect.   

A part of sailing is sometimes having to decide not to go sailing. "Almost" most certainly does count.

While no other sailors went out on the lake today, the yacht harbor had its busiest day in two years thanks to fishermen and students who were taking the licensing course. A happy change from 2011.

Until next, sweet sailing.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

No Can Complain

It's rainy season in Japan.  (You know, one of the four seasons of Japan: Too Cold, Too Wet, Too Hot, Too Windy).    Still no sailing yet.   But 'no can complain'.   Maybe next week...

Meanwhile, here's IZ with "What A Wonderful World"

Until next, sweet sailing.