April showers... Tuesday April 15, 2008, 2 comments

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.


Comments

Sumedh Tuesday April 15, 2008


Hey! The new site design is fabulous. Though I personally loved the last one a tad bit more! :) But yes, this one is a bit more sophisticated-looking!

The sad part about the place I live is that the spring is barely namesake. It vanishes even while it’s beginning, and the unbearable heat takes over.
Anyway…enjoy yours, wile it lasts! And yes, even I should restart cycling – to add to my two cents for the environment…but it’s just so hot! :(

Adrian Tuesday April 15, 2008


Ah yes, Sumedh. Spring will last a bit longer here before it gets up to tropical temperatures.

People are always surprised by how hot it can get in Canada :)

And thank you for the opinion on the design. I liked the old design, it just wasn’t flexible enough for what I wanted to accomplish, and this does a far better job. But your thoughts are certainly appreciated.

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