Forty-three years of racing and cruising sailboats came to an end this weekend when we delivered SunShower to a dealer on the Chesapeake Bay to sell! Gretchen and I have many wonderful memories of our life as sailors! But...years pass, injuries happen, bodies are weakened and I realize I just can't do the kind of activities required to sail a small catboat on coastal waters. We'll still be in touch with sailors at the Club and I'm currently restoring a laser for the grand children so they can learn to sail. Hopefully, they will go to VISAYC sail camp and enjoy it as much as their mothers did!
|Sailing SunShower on Smith Mountain Lake|
This may seem like a sad blog, but it is not. Gretchen and I adapt quickly and we are looking forward to exploring coastal waters in our new motor boat. In fact, we'll be on Mobjack Bay in May!
|Oxford, MD ferry at sunset.|