Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On the Sailing Community

Kay and I are still waiting for summer weather to come to RI.  We have been living on board each weekend but still unable to tackle some of the outside painting/vanishing tasks.  As we put Atalanta back in order for cruising, we are looking forward to our Memorial Weekend cruise with Dennis and Sue on Blue Moon.  Initially our plan is to sail east toward Cutty Hunk and the Elizabeth Islands.  If the wind is out of the NE we could land up changing plans and heading toward Block.  Time will tell.

As we begin this sailing season, it is clear that there is a floating community out there.  Without looking out for each other, many of the challenges of the water would prove more risky and more difficult.  As we have needed support others have offered to help.  As others have needed help, we have offered our time and ability.  It is interesting that this strong sense of community exists where there is such movement and transiency.  Nevertheless, it is evident.  Without this sense of connection, it is unlikely that we would find time on the water as satisfying as it is.  

Dennis at the Top of Blue Moon

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