Still squeezing those last few days on the water. The weather has been superb. Days of gentle breezes and 25 ° C temperatures make it so hard to say goodbye to yet another spectacular season aboard R.E.D.
It was the perfect occasion to let the sails have their last breath before being packed away.
…and Pig makes three.
Major Pig (ret’d)
Full main and genoa made an easy sail across our lake but on our return the sails came down, all flaked perfectly and stuffed into their bags ready for next season.
Naked Lady on the Dock
I half considered titling this post ‘ Nake Lady on the Dock’ but we get more than enough spam as it is so here you have it, our beautiful R.E.D. de-nuded of her canvas and ready for stage two of her ‘springerizing’ process. Be back soon. We aren’t nearly close to being over this ongoing adventure of ours. Many more sunrises. Many more sunsets. Many more rising moons.
In the midst of all the preparations for our departure we took a much needed evening off to join a friend for the baptism of her boat…
I”ll let the pictures tell the story…
Pledge to the Sea Gods
Christening the Bow
Our Own Pledge
What About Pig (What About Bob reference for those Bill Murray fans)
Good Friends, Good Times
The Sea Gods were pleased
30 May 2015
Our first night spent onboard last night
so we could be ready for today’s launch.
Francois quickly resumed his morning routine…
2nd cup of coffee and boat Tai Chi
wiping down the morning dew.
Our ride arrived by mid-morning
…escorted to the lake.
…belly straps in place…
After tying her up securely, we raised the mast,
then took a small beverage break…
…while the boat ballet continued.
By mid-afternoon and after helping others dock in wicked strong cross winds,
40 + knot gusts (that’s in excess of 46 mph/74 kph for all you landlubbers)
we were totally ready…
Let the 2015 sailing adventures begin!
…a little post script for those who don’t know us well…yet,
we LOVE storms,
and this baby rolling in
for our first night on the water
is going to be awesome!