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enjoy sailing but.... July 25, 2005 12:51 AM

I'm no captain material. I'm a good matey and enjoyable passenger...

I met my husband at work and our first activity together (no yet romantically involved yet) was cleaning and painting his sailing boat. I can report that spending hours together in a small environment yepping about all kinds of topics realy makes people bond. Anyway, that is how it all started for us. The next weekend we went sailing to celebrate (the romance had already sparked)

In Holland there are many lakes and rivers to sail upon and back in the day, ahem, in the late 80's we went sailing every weekend and sometimes straight after work on a hot day.

Then we moved away from the lake arae to more forest filled land and eventualy we moved away alltogether. In Indianapolis sailing was impossible. there were two lakes but no places were available to dock a boat. I mean ????? very strange,   very elitist

Philip is the major sailor in our household and when he had a chance to sail in San  Diego while visiting he would go rent a boat. Now that we live here he has found some colleagues that go sailing with him or we all bring the children. The kids like it too. I never been out to sea, I am a bit motion sick so I'm not sure if that would be a good idea.

He is the type who fantasizes about retiring and sailing for weeks  or months.... oh welll

Did you see the picture on my profile, san diego bay??

Gotta go night night: busy day on Monday

thanks for the mail

Esther 

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 July 25, 2005 11:45 AM

OK I'll fess up ... I don't know how to sail .. been out a couple of times in Mirror dinghies , centuries ago in England that's all, & once as a passenger on a glorious boat ? yacht ?

"Swallows & Amazons" was my favourite favourite book as a child ...

I longed & longed to be able to sail ..

Anyway .. look forward to living my childhood dream vicariously here .. & to offer a very basic berth & big welcome to any world sailors that make it to Western Australia.

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When are we sailing? July 25, 2005 4:03 PM

Good going, John ... amazing there were no sailing groups on care2. I appreciate your invite. Sounds like fun.

I've been on private and chartered sailboats ... just enJOYed while others crewed! I did try wind-surfing, but, boy, without sailing knowledge was that hard. After losing the sail in the water and having to pick up that heavy load to unload it many times, THAT was my incentive to stay up! So I learned rather than become exhausted!

May this group dream of sailing languidly on the calm seas of life.

Sincerely,

Joy

PS When is the group sailing trip?!!

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OK ---- beginner tips ??? July 29, 2005 10:10 AM

John .. I've just decided that I am going to learn to sail before I turn 50 .. I've got 16 months .. &  bloddy hell  I live in Perth .. could hardly ask for an easier place to start ... so ? any tips

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