A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. -Oscar Wilde

Saturday, September 4, 2010

into the waiting arms of the Penguin's exploding octopus!

I'm home from day one of sailing. OW. Sailing small craft is for masochists. I'm banged up, all bruised and contused and abraded on my legs, torso, and head. Plus a small jellyfish sting on the wrist. But, wow. Crazy windy, but, wow.

Fittingly enough, Batman is on. Yes, I mean the shark repellent Bat spray Batman. The "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb" Batman. Excellent.

The one oddity of the day? I'm actually chilly tonight for the first time since moving to Baltimore, chilly and not one overly air-conditioned conference room around to blame. And I'm not sunburned-- and I'm not sure that it's thanks to my SPF 5000 sunscreen. Fall is on the way.

2 comments:

oxypetala said...

For what it is worth, the Chesapeake is probably one of the hardest areas to sail on all of the east coast, on a large boat, let alone in a small craft. Add the dregs of a tropical storm and you have some genuine... seacred.

I know it is probably not the best place to ease into sailing, but if you can manage where you are, you can handle pretty much anything, and I hope it has been at least somewhat enjoyable for you.

-Styger

Constant Gardener said...

Oh, it was definitely a fun day. A somewhat painful, but ultimately fun day. We're using JY16s, so they're smaller and pretty tippy-- but we're learning both to skipper and crew.