Friday, May 22, 2009

Anchored in the storm

Well we did finally get to go sailing and we are anchored off Spanish Point in Big Lagoon. We have now anchored 4 times to find good bottom and we are currently holding well. It's been a good day. We motored out to a small cove and turned into the wind to anchor so that we could put the repaired head sail up. The sail went up without anyone getting hurt or going in the water, a feat which is truly amazing if you've ever tried to put a large head sail up in 15 knots of wind. Then we sailed over to Bayou Chico to have lunch at the Oar House. I got to dock the boat, my heart hammering the whole time due to the rather close quarters and the wide beam of this boat. I managed not to embarrass myself. After a fantastic lunch of fish & chips we headed out to our anchorage. We raced a thunderstorm to the anchorage and had to do a rather hasty little bit of anchoring. It got us through the storm but we ended up having to hoist it and move and try again. We took our catamaran course test (which we both passed) and had dinner, and now we're just sitting here enjoying the rain outside while we're dry and comfortable inside. I'll let the pictures and videos tell the rest of the story.

There is something uniquely satisfying about sitting here in this storm. I feel horribly inadequate to the task of describing it to you all, though, so you'll just have to take my word for it. All I can say is that I'm looking forward even more to the day when we'll be sitting at anchor, but on our boat.


Grandma Kim said...

I'm glad you were finally able to get out on the water!

T gramps said...

So are we! I think Deb was getting tired of me.