First sail of the season in the books! It was a spectacular Winter day when we left the dock to sail to Molly Malone's and a spectacular Spring day when we returned. Marty, Rick and Jack sailed on Ceol na Mara and Alli and I sailed on Redwing. We left the dock about 11, passed the BYC frostbite fleet of Flying Scots, and sailed on one tack down to Bay Shore. After some corned beef and cabbage at Molly Malone's - we were the first boats of 2010 - we headed back and arrived home around 5. What a great day. Sitting at Molly Malone's was nice; it's always very cool to arrive anywhere by sail boat. And I got a sun burn on my starboard side from eating lunch outside. Well worth it.
And in other news:
Over the winter I got an email from a guy doing some research about his own Redwing: Alan, in Nova Scotia, just bought Redwing's sister, Exploit, hull #136. How exciting is that? I love the name Exploit! And it's always very interesting to see pictures of another Redwing, but to see pictures and talk to the guy who has the actual boat built right before us is really too cool for words. I'm very much looking forward to reading about Exploit's travels.