Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Splash!


Westwind #72 hit the water on Monday. She floats! She crossed the harbor and settled in at her new home with help from my friends Milt and Chuck. She was here in our driveway for just over a month - next to old #13 who has been here for almost a year. Suddenly - because I can't see her from the kitchen window - it seems that we possess her less. I suppose that'll change once we've sailed her. There is still rigging to do, motor controls to organize, dozens of little things . . .

4 comments:

Josh McHugh said...

Anchors aweigh! Congrats, and may the wind be always at your stern.

Tina said...

Congratulations Mike! Can't wait to see a picture of you in your captain's hat.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour, a three hour tour………
The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
the Minnow would be lost; the Minnow would be lost.

Have fun!

Bob_Lem said...

Hey Mike,

Anna tells me that there is an old saying:

"The wind and the waves favor the skilled sailor"

May they favor you


Robert

Mary McHugh said...

Yay Mike! What a sweet boat! Looks so much sleeker in the water
than the driveway. When you sail out to sea don't forget to take
some money and plenty of honey wrapped up in a 5 pound note.
Happy sails to you.