Thursday, April 10, 2014

We are outta here!

We've pulled the kids from school and are heading to Ireland!  We'll be in Dublin by the morning!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring has sprung!

I'm calling it, spring is finally here!  We waited out some super gusty winds (for the most part) Saturday, putting away some winter boat accessories and knocking out homework.  By 3pm we were getting antsy.  We plan to be away for the next two weekends and the sun was out--we had to go!  So between gusts we tossed off the lines and headed out!  We only used the genoa, and not even all of it, and somehow managed to max 9.2 kts through the water on a downwind port tack.  It was great!  

We made it to our anchorage on the Wye River about an hour before sunset.  We were treated to an amazing show while we grilled dinner and it continued after the sun set.  We saw Mars, Jupiter, Gemini, and Orion.  We played Monopoly until way past bedtime.  It was lovely.

We managed to sail for a few hours Sunday before the wind completely died. The iron gennie brought us back to some good times catching up with the neighbors.  It was a great start to the season!