Day 341, Year 9: Super Soccer Sailing Saturday
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Weather: Clear and Beautiful, High Near 80 degrees F
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts
We’re back to summer. Today there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature was nearly 80 degrees. It was a super soccer sailing Saturday. We enjoyed every minute of it starting early with Jonah’s soccer at 9 am. After that Mark and I sanded and varnished the Dorade boxes and then rushed back to see Sam’s soccer at noon. Then it was off to Windbird to go for an afternoon sail with Heather and the three boys. First we motored out of the harbor and just turned in circles. This was to calibrate the auto pilot. Then we sailed with 8-10 knots of wind on the beam. When you have no specific destination, you just go with the wind. And we did. It appears that the new heading sensor is doing its job, but we will have to wait until we are out in heavier weather to really test it out. We ended our day by having breakfast for dinner. While a fixed dinner, Mark and Heather watched Sam, Ollie, and Jonah fish and then go out for a kayak ride. It is so neat to see all three boys out there together. Heather and boys are staying over tonight and everyone is asleep but me. So it’s time for me to join them.