Sailing on Elwell
I haven’t spent an evening sailing since I was probably 14. We took Clark’s boat, Elwell, out of the marina last night after Brock tinkered with the transmission cable a bit (reverse is such a nice gear to have occasionally…). It was awesome being on the water in a slightly different mode than my KJ. Brock said I had a perma-grin on my face.
It wasn’t the only one onboard. So nice to chill out with family!
It made me realize that all those years in Hawaii on sailboats and then in Oregon with mom and our 14′ Sunfish really stuck with me in some deep, barely remembered ways. That feeling when the boat heels just right and picks up speed ~ wow. There’s a sailor in me too, I think…
I think thats what I love about sail too. given that, very little real power is man made. “When you feel the breeze on the back of your neck and the hairs start to stiffen, the sails fill and the tiller pulls and your suddenly under way” that great feeling of another power propelling you along, the feeling of freedom, of being one with nature, is just pure magic! I love it!!!!!if only it wasn`t so blo*dy uncomfortable and unpredictable! Tee Hee.:o))