Monday, March 21, 2016

Back on the water and A-Z Challenge

Boats taking toward the windward mark\

 My brother was in town this weekend.  Although he does a lot of boating, he had never sailed and was interested in the experience.  I arranged for him to sail with the club.  Even though I am slowly gaining strength and mobility, I am still no where close to be jumping up on the deck of a sailboat or even jumping side-to-side when one tacks, so I went out on the committee boat.  It was my first time on the water since my accident on January 9th.  It felt good to be back out on the water.  It started out being fair day of sailing, but in the third race the wind died.  We ended up calling the final race and giving some of the boats a tow back to the marina.  Then, while having a beer and telling stories on the porch above the marina, the wind came back up...  But we were all done and my brother had a good time and hopefully learned a little and I got to try out my sea legs with a brace on my left leg. 
my brother (in  yellow shirt)
 It appears that today is the day those who are doing the A-Z challenge are to reveal their plans.  I had kind of already done that, but I'll do it again.  For my first A-Z challenge, I'll write about places I would like to experience that are on my bucket list.  Look for some interesting off-the-beaten-path ideas.  I'm sure I don't have enough years to do it all, but some of them, yeah!


28 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading that. Hope the knee continues to heal well.

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    1. Thanks, it is getting better but slowly. In PT I am now bending it to 90 degrees, but they don't push me like people with replacements as they have to be very careful with the tendon.

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  2. Looking forward to reading about the places you want to experience!

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    1. Thanks, it's a little self-centered but oh well...

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  3. Great theme. I'm sure you'll give me some travelling ideas.

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    1. I'll be curious if anyone would like to attempt any of my trips!

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  4. Good for you. I'm delighted for you.
    Are you going to a sports physiotherapist. I think you should, or someone who deals with sports or fire persons. Your tendons would be of a different category to the average bear.
    Again, I'm delighted for you.

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  5. Excited to read about your bucket list places!

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    1. I hope it excites the wanderlust in others!

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  6. Ohh, Poulton has quite a good little blog at http://forthefainthearted.com/

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    1. I checked it out. It is a nice blog--he posted the link to the sermon I referenced on my previous post!

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  7. Yes, I hope you're completely back to normal soon!

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    1. Only problem with that, Charles, is that I've never been normal!

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  8. It will be fun learning about these places on your bucket list. Take care.

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    1. Starting April 1--that's the fool's day and many will probably think that of my list :)

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  9. Sounds like you and your brother had a delightful visit --and you're recovering. Yay!

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  10. Must have been nice to be back on the water even if you couldn't do all that you are used to doing. I'm sure your brother enjoyed the experience. Your A to Z theme sounds interesting.

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    1. It'll come. They need people on the committee boat, too, and when I am there, I can spend more time getting good photos as I don't take pictures when in a race

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  11. Glad to hear you were able to get back out there and that you were able to arrange for your brother to go out too. Sounds like fun.

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  12. I'm looking forward to your A to Z posts - I enjoyed doing that in 2012.

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    1. You can do it again...this is my first time.

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  13. Congratulations on being back out on the water. You must've felt like you'd come home.
    Looking forward to more of your adventures - if only on your wish list (for now).
    Take care, Sage.

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    1. I can wait till I get back into a kayak!

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  14. Im sure you missed Sage, take care and bon voyage :)

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  15. Glad to hear you are making progress, Sage. Stay with it!

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  16. Glad to hear you are making progress, Sage. Stay with it!

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