A spontaneous after-work sail.

The thought of going sailing after work on Wednesday, August 24th didn’t cross my mind until my co-worker encouraged me to take a walk outside at lunch.  It. Was. Beautiful.  It was sunny and warm with low humidity.  Since I have a one-track mind during the sailing season, I immediately checked the Predict Wind app on my phone to see what the wind was like in Groton.  Hmm.  7-9 knots.  We could make that work.  A quick text to Jeff followed.  So it was that at 4:00 p.m., instead of sitting in my office, we were flying down the freeway to Shenny.

Although this was our first non-vacation mid-week sail this season, it’s something that we typically enjoy doing once or twice a summer.  There are hardly any other boaters out, and it’s so peaceful.  Since it was Wednesday it was the designated day for the weekly Mystic Mudhead sailboat race series, but no problem – we could share the water this time.

By 5:30 p.m. we were motoring out of Pine Island Bay.  Although sunset isn’t until 7:30 p.m., with an hour drive home,  a 5:15 a.m. wake up call for Jeff, and light winds, we didn’t sail far or for very long, but that was o.k.  We were enjoying a splendid evening on Pegu Club after work!

Wednesday sail

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UConn’s Avery Point campus – a beautiful setting for a school.

As we enjoyed a beautiful sunset back on our mooring, we talked about how someday we’ll be able to be on Pegu Club every day.  No, all of the days won’t be picture-perfect, but we’ll be out having adventures together and living life to the fullest.  We don’t need or want anything more than that.

The sky turned from pink to yellow – we never get tired of the sunsets.

6 thoughts on “A spontaneous after-work sail.

  1. Ah those stolen moments! I think we did an after work sail about that time. Too short and too rushed but still good. Came back to the dock in the dark. Gotta get that retirement plan into action.

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