Monday, June 23, 2008

Boat People

Yesterday's sailing was extremely choppy and full of misadventure. None of us died, but a visiting friend whom I persuaded that "sailing is fun! I'll bring cookies!" got sick. There was something wrong with the sails, and we had to sail perpendicular to the waves, which gave us that delightful mal de mer motion. I do not get seasick, but it was enough to almost make me want to toss my cookies. We all did get soaked though, so much were the cresting waves combined with a heeling boat.

Still, this is highly recommended recreation, although next time hopefully the sails will be better organized, the wind won't be so extreme, and I will not freak out when I have to climb up on the stern to pull in the jib sheet.