Yesterday Robert, Leo's dad, asked if I'd like to join the two of them on their sailboat for a little jaunt around Belllingham Bay. It has been years since I've been on a sailboat, so of course I said yes. We spent the afternoon tootling around in this 25-footer, with only one sail up, since it was pretty windy. We also got sprayed by the waves fairly often, enough for me to be covered with salt by the time we came back in. We cut it short because it was pretty rough out there, and we went off to Elizabeth Station (another place that Robert and Leo hang out other than Avellino's). Instead of coffee, the Station has really good beer.
While Robert and I enjoyed a beer, Leo drew pictures, drank water and ate a few pieces of licorice. It was really a lot of fun to be with them, especially since we had an adventure. Leo is only six and a half and is already learning to sail! My biggest worry was the fact that I knew there would be no, um, facilities on the small sailboat (and I was right), so when we headed back early I was kind of glad I wouldn't have to ask.
Robert, Leo, me
After such a good day, I am hoping that we'll get a chance to do some more sailing. We would have gone across to Chuckanut Bay but it was too windy and Robert really would have liked to have another sailor with him. Next time!