Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rainy Days

I was in line at the semi-annual Garage Sale at REI before 8am this morning. I have always wanted to go to one of these 'events' and it was fun. I have been a member of the coop since the mid-70s and still use equipment from those days. Although I was an avid backpacker then, the gear has commuted well to small craft sailing.

I grabbed a small folding chair for sketching when ashore, a pair of long quick-dry pants, and used my 10% yearly dividend. That equaled $0 out of pocket! I hope you have a store near you.

We are headed to the Richmond Folk Festival tomorrow. It has been going on in the rain and we are hoping it will slack off during the night. Eleanor is keen on hearing Portuguese fado and I, the Dardenelles. They are an old time band from Newfoundland, Canada. Wouldn't it be fine to sail there one day!

Bristol Channel Cutter Elizabeth off Newfoundland

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