The grass is greening, the trees are budding and the air is fresh and warm. Birds are singing and the Sens are choking in the playoffs again. Is there any better time of year than spring?
My father is putting his new, bigger boat in the water today. It should be already floating. On Sunday, we went down to the marina to take a look at the boat, which we had seen only in pictures. It’s really big. I am looking forward to seeing how she handles the water. As I mentioned in my last post, I dont’ have a boat to prepare for the water, so I was missing the marina experience a bit. After inspecting my Dad’s boat (big!) we walked around the marina a bit to look at other boats.
It was an interesting experience. I felt nostalgia and a sense of loss that I don’t have the boat this year, but I also felt a bit of relief. I won’t have to feel like I have to spend my weekends down at the marina in order to ‘maximize’ my investment in sailing. It’s liberating. Instead I can concentrate on enjoying other aspects of summer ( a serious return to cycling comes to mind, as does camping) and engaging in a bit of travel – something I haven’t done in decades.
I’m really looking forward to that.