September 12, 2007:
this summer's done. What an improvement over last summer!
With luxuries like A/C, refrigeration, pressurized water,
multiple hatches and opening ports at our disposal, last summer aboard
HAMBO seemed like a joke in poor taste aboard civilized SARABANDE.
Plus, we spent a good amount of time out on the water getting to
know our boat, and we were pleasantly suprised by how well she sails.
This boat is no joke! What a god-send! Joe, we continue to
But with fall coming on, it's time to get cracking on boat projects!
We're slated to come out of the water from Sept 24-28 for
SARABANDE's Spa Week. The plan is to relaunch our boat looking
and smelling prettier, with a couple of through-hulls replaced, her
rudder stock cleaned and greased, and a thick new coat of paint on her
bottom. A more extensive list of work appears in the MISC section.
Some highlights of the summer, no particular order:
-about 12 sails taken, docking incidents: 0
-made some lovely new friends
-discovered ridiculously awesome ice cream parlor within walking distance of the marina
-Alicia's brother Tommy got engaged; Alicia's future sister-in-law is just a doll!
-picked-our-own cherries, blueberries, blackberries, corn, peaches, and
tomatoes from the wilds of New Jersey, several canning storms resulted.
-Sheba's first sail. Suprisingly, she appears not to care if the
boat is underway or not. She doesn't get seasick like we worried
-did we mention air conditioning? We just love our air conditioner.
Summer sailing photos from our 'sausage party sail' in August are HERE.
Here's a picture of our view of Manhattan's Sept 11 memorial lights just across the water.