So I guess it's pretty obvious by now that we love sailing. In particular Keith and I enjoy sailing together, without kids, as we did for so many years before the kids came into our life. We had planned on spending our Sunday doing just that but there's one thing that makes sailing even better and that is sharing our love with others.
On a whim today Keith called our neighbor Markus to see if he wanted to go sailing on our little red boat. Markus is one of many people who have expressed interest in going out with us but it seems we never get around to planning it. Keith decided to see if he was free last minute and we were glad to hear that Markus was available to hit the water with us. The winds were expected to be 10-15 with gusts to 20...perfect for dinghy sailing.
As we headed towards Longmont the wind was blowing a steady 10-15 and we were pretty anxious to get on the water. So anxious in fact that we forgot sunblock! Our past trips on Union Reservoir have been met with puffs of breeze in between light 5-8 knots but today we were looking forward to a little more fun on the rails and we were not disappointed. Fortunately for us Markus also has a need for speed and we spent a few hours tacking back and forth riding the rail and pushing the envelope a little bit. We also did a bit of bird watching, with Keith onboard you don't really get an option and when he shares his passion he just lights up making the day that much more enjoyable.
After a few hours of solid wind it turned off and we drifted back towards the launch ramp to pack her up for the day. Just as we were leaving four other sailboats/sailors showed up and asked how the wind was. All of them looked a little bummed that the wind had turned off - one guy even said "I think you got the good stuff". I totally agree!
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.