Spectacle Island sail

20110731-074731.jpg

On Saturday, we sailed out to Spectacle Island, anchored out and rowed our dinghy to shore. There was a lot of drama involved that I cannot even go into; let’s just say that we all made it somehow.

20110731-074754.jpg

Tig towed our dinghy as we walked to our beach spot.

20110731-074823.jpg

He even acted as the outboard. Note the inflated life vest in the dinghy, caused by a few breaking waves. At least we know it works.

20110731-074939.jpg

After pitching our umbrella, V and grandpa tried to dig a hole to Australia.

20110731-075015.jpg

Someone once wrote that you should buy a boat that you can admire from afar and feel a pride of ownership. I’ve never thought of Wildest Dream as being a beautiful boat, aesthetics was just not a big consideration during the boat-buying process. As our dinghy bobbed up and down through the wakes, overflowing with our family and our stuff, I began to think that she looked rather pretty.

Coming back, the wind was blowing 15-22 knots, and the boat was heeling over a bit too much, so Tig reefed the mainsail. We beat upwind, tacking for a long time, before coming in to dock. In a role reversal, Tig manned the helm as I learned how to manage the docklines. As I expected he would, Tig docked perfectly and we were all glad to be home.

Share