Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sailing Diversions

Sometimes sailing is more about the destination or event than the actual sail. We recently spent a long weekend on the water without accomplishing a whole lot of sailing. We were joined by our friends Jim and Joni on their Hunter 235 and Phil and Susan on their stinkpot. We anchored up near shore and took our dinghys ashore for food and spirits. We had a wonderful time wandering State Street in Madison, WI where we had a few cold ones and some great local fare. Good friends make for good times.

The Hunter and our Com-Pac motored over to Picnic Point to anchor overnight in a good spot for the next days entertainment. Jim and Mike enjoyed their usual sun setter drink of Drambuie. Well, maybe they over enjoyed it. A calm night at anchor makes for wonderful sleeping.

We were joined by lots of boats of every kind as they nestled into the bay to get the best spots to enjoy a great local band called Midlife Crisis play on a barge overlooking the bay. We ended up inside the arc created by the huge Sea Ray cruisers and couldn't of had a better spot. The mimosas were poured as our mutual friends Bill and Helen walked out from shore to join us.

The band was awesome as usual and dancing in 3 feet of water with drinks in hand made for a grand experience. We stayed at anchor for the night and hoped to get some sailing in the next day.

Unfortunately the winds stayed pretty light and we spent a lazy afternoon ghosting around the lake. So we had a fantastic weekend sailing even though we got very little sailing in. Time to load Wrinkles up and get her ready for our next sailing trip only 3 days away.


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