Sunday, February 16, 2014

Treat or Treat

Last sail of 2013...

It was a short season last year.  Busy schedules, some really vicious weather, and a little bad luck conspired to keep us off lake Hinuma on far too many occasions.    But when we did sail, (and once motored electrically),  we had great times.

Our last sail of the year was astonishingly early - October 13th.  The weather that day was glorious with beautiful skies and pleasant winds.

We prepped Bluesette, but as we were getting a late start decided to go for lunch at Mama's before sailing.

 Our favorite sailing day cooks were in fine form.   We started with salads.  Mine with no seasoning or dressing.  Salt, oil and sugar tend to get in the way of the flavor of the veggies. 


 Moved on to pasta - mine with zucchini, tomatoes and herbs.


Dessert....grapefruit, mikan, grapes, cherry and kiwi. 


K's was similar but featured sweet potato pie instead of kiwi.


Then it was back to the harbor to cast off.  We were the only sailboat on the lake, but not alone - there were some jet skis, a water skier, the Yacht Harbor's power training boat, and some wind surfers around.



The winds were a little light at times, but enough to keep us happy on such a beautiful day.  Besides the water was getting chilly and I'm sure K was glad not to be getting splashed.






















K took  some beautiful pictures toward Tsukuba-san which provided a majestic background for the lake and windsurfing sails.  Click on the photo below to see the full sized version. 



























A lone little cumulus cloud appeared to float above Mt Tsukuba like a smoke signal.   I think it was telling us that our sailing season was coming to a close on this idyllic day.

Or perhaps it means...

Until next, sweet sailing.



9 comments:

Martin J Frid said...

Zucchini, tomatoes and herbs... Sounds great for lunch. Try the golden kiwi with blueberries (and fair trade/organic bananas) for breakfast... With tea or coffee (black).

Avoid milk products and go for "real" foods - at least as the day begins. Breakfast, lunch, keep it real. A real treat...

Pandabonium said...

Martin - good advice. We really like golden kiwi and it turns out they have much more in the way of phytonutrients than the green (which themselves are excellent).

Scientific studies show kiwi fruit are good for insomnia, irritable bowl syndrome, and not only help prevent DNA damage, but also repair it.

see: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/kiwifruit-and-dna-repair/

R W Rawles said...

You have a very pretty venue upon which to sail, as well as an attractive sailing companion.(Wind/Win?)

Pandabonium said...

RW - she's my trophy-less wife. :)

Don Snabulus said...

I am looking forward to some better sailing conditions for you; hopefully this spring.

Pandabonium said...

Thanks, Don. I am hoping to get into the water this April sometime - that would be a first, but quite possible if K graduates and doesn't have more classes to attend on weekends. We'll know by the end of this month if she's pulled it off.

bonnie said...

Such a nice boat. Don't know why I'm just now looking at this and thinking that but it is!

Pandabonium said...

Thanks, Bonnie. She brings us a lot of joy.

Zen said...

Good post! Looks like a fun day!