Sunday, July 27, 2008

Three for Three

PJ Eating AND Driving
We have made three of three Elliot Bay Thursday Night Series races since the boat got to town. This week, we kept our crew busy as we only had two other sailors, Brian Trautman and Lydia Volberding. I got to drive most of the race. Capaz reaches like crazy. We had a great leg down the waterfront to almost the ferry dock. Going up wind frustrates Brad because we just couldn't point (I am sure it had nothing to do with my driving) and the wind was slowly dying. We started up the engine to make the last mark rounding (you can do that in this "race") and then reached back along the breakwater to the finish.
As planned, after Brian rode back to Shilshole with us (he lives there) and helped us put the boat away, we crawled into our bunks and spent the night on the boat. It was much better than waking Austin up, who falls asleep to the purr of the engine and loading everything up at 10:30 or 11:00 and driving that 10 minutes home, then unloading the car. Friday morning, Brad headed off to work and after breakfast and a little cleaning, the boys and I walked to the north end of the marina and up hill above Golden Gardens where we caught a bus to Greenwood. We are figuring this whole new facet to our lives out!

Brian and Brad on the Bow

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