Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekend recap

It was another great weekend. I got on the boat after work and took a nap before setting out under sail. The wind was almost non-existent so it took me a while to get to my anchorage. I finally arrived around 4 AM on Saturday. Whew--it was fun though to be the only boat out there, except for the big container ships.

On Saturday, I went for several walks on the beach and blew up the new raft that I attached to the boat. It was fun to just flop in that to stay cool. There was the usual large crowd of 75 boats but by 6 PM everyone left. Compass Rose was the only boat left.

Sunday was a quiet with a dawn walk on the beach, a late breakfast, another walk and then an exciting sail back. The wind had picked up to around 18 knots so it was great sailing. There was a regatta going on, and I saw a couple of kids whose boat had turned upside down. They were attended by a couple of other boats so I thought that all would be okay.

Coming back to work after such a relaxing time makes me realize how much I look forward to these weekends on the boat. I will be comparatively young when I retire which will be good. Like many of you noted, I don't think that I'll retire from doing things that I like but am already thinking that maybe an Ecotour business might be nice. For sure, whatever I'll do will have to be associated with water in some way.

Tonight is my home group meeting. I always look forward to that group. It's small but there's some good discussion for sure. Hope that each of you is having a good Monday.

"When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you're still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired." ~Author Unknown


  1. Nice to find your blog. You might check mine when you get a chance.

    The Boozeness

  2. "I finally arrived around 4 AM". I would have fallen asleep by then and been floundering in the Atlantic. I'm also glad to hear you didn't get hit by a container ship. That is great that you can retire so young if you want to. I like the quote.

  3. Thanks for your comments regarding my Mom. It's almost as if you know her. And me. LOL

  4. I love to read about your boat. It sounds wonderful.

  5. How sweet that you know how to play. "If we don't take a break we might end up broken." That was the daily meditation for yesterday.

  6. "If we don't take a break we might end up broken."

    I was broken at an early age - 10. I'm now 47. That's way too long.

    I'll be at tomorrow night's meeting.


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