Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Taking Her Home



This Saturday B1 and I picked up our new boat in Salem, MA and sailed her home to Boston Harbor.  It was a beautiful, sunny day in the high 60's and light winds.  For most of the trip, we were the only boat on the open water which was lovely.  We took turns at the helm and arrived without incident.  It was the first time I've sailed from point A to point B instead of from point A to point A (a circle).  And the new boat is so much easier for me to sail, even though it's a much larger boat.  You know why?  It has a wheel instead of a tiller.  SO MUCH EASIER!!  In any case, here are some pictures we took along the way...

Even though we didn't do the official christening of the boat (and re-naming), we felt it was a good idea to provide an offering to the sea before we sailed her for the first time.  Which, you know, was really just an excuse to buy champagne. :)


A little for the sea...
A little for me...



 And a little for she...

 
You can't leave a girl out!





 Ready to go!

 Our home in the (far) distance...

 

There were 2 rainbows that followed us home that day.  When sailing, there was one on either side of the sails.  The camera didn't pick it up too good though.


 

Lobster boat!


My cute sailor husband...

I'm pretty cute at the helm too, if I do say so myself.

Almost there!


Once we arrived, we had to take the train back to Salem to get our car.  In the cab to the train, someone had written <3 boston="boston" day.="day." especially="especially" fitting="fitting" it="it" on="on" p="p" that="that" the="the" thought="thought" was="was" window...i="window...i">

 It's a good thing we moved the boat on Saturday, because this is what the sky looked like early Sunday morning. 

We didn't get to move in just yet, because of the storm. We plan on sleeping there tomorrow night for good. Of course I'll post pictures once the weather is better.  We have a pretty kick ass view of Boston. :)
  

1 comment:

Travis Cody said...

I hope everything is OK with the boat after Sandy the Super Storm.