Saturday, July 09, 2005

Sailing with the son

Saturday I decided to take my 3.5 year old sailing. He needed to get out of the house, and his mom was feeling ill & needed rest. So we grabbed our gear & drove downtown. Of course I had forgotten that the SR-520 bridge was closed, and had to take a long detour along with the rest of the normal 520 bridge traffic.

We got there eventually & rented a Blanchard Jr. Knockabout. Reid came out to the bow to help me rig the jib, which he was pretty excited about. Then I sailed us in to the lake & gave him the tiller. He steered most of the time, until it was time to come in. We had an argument about who would dock! I was surprised just how sure he is that he can dock. No fear, I guess.

It was a real blast for both of us.

Sunday I went back. Taught a class in the morning (didn't touch a line or tiller the whole time!), and crewed on the Nautilus II in the afternoon (neat boat, but not much for me to do).

2 comments:

paul said...

Saw you linked to my pictures from the Wooden Bpat Festival. So were you on the Nautilus II when I was on it? I took my kids on the first trip out (noon, I think).

Jay Bazuzi said...

Paul: I was on the Nautilus a week later. I've never gone out on the water during a Festival because there are so many people who already want to get out. I know that I'll be back at CWB soon, and get myself out of the way of the general public who's wanting to go sail.

 
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