Sorry for the delayed intro. Never know what to say.
Longtime canoeist, motorcyclist, dad, grandfather, RVN vet, some power boating
off, and on. Nothing bigger than a 34ft CC. Just sold my 20 ft SeaRay CC. The cookie jar is getting fuller.
Plan to find some areas along the east coast
to walk the docks, looking at as many boats as possible, maybe find some crewing
for short stints if I can find anyone that will take me on at age 66. Decent heath, but as always could be better. I hate working out, but I do it.
I am lusting after a few beauties that look real good on paper, hopefully they will be even better in person. We shall see.
I am a sentimental old fool when it comes to my dogs
. Got three, two are coming into their last days. My wife died 12-24-08, and can't afford a full time dog/house sitter, but I have a gal that comes by for a hour or so three times a day. They don't need to be crated, so that helps my pangs of guilt. So I can't sail off into the sunset just yet. In the mean while I can putter along as best as the situation allows. I can handle about a week away from them. So I will make the best use of time as possible. I plan to bring Maggie, my now 3 year old border collie along after I get a boat. Learn as much as I can, where I can about the reality of sailing in the mean time. Hopefully from sailors that truly love it, and enjoy it.
Although I haven't been on a sailboat in to many years, it certainly has imprinted my heart, and soul. Will have to wait and see what the mind, and body think now. I fully expect to be someone that may not sail around the world, but zeehag's saying under her avatar points me in a good direction for a old hopefully adjusted type A. Just head
out, south probably, and allow for that glitch.
So hello CF. I have learned much, and I am sure I have much more, and will learn much more here. If you want to swap lies about wilderness canoeing up in the NWT, motorcycles, or how to deal with a river that has a 5 to 6 kt southerly current
, and a pretty constant 5 to 6 kt wind
out of the SW. Did you know that you can heave to in a canoe...lol...
Mostly a good bunch here. If I come off as brusk at times, it's mostly because my sometimes stiff fingers encourage slow, and lazy ass typing,
but sometimes I just get PO'd.
If I get a Hunter
, you can bet that Don L will be the only one to ever know...lol...
Thanks for letting me be part of CF.
P.S. Does "In Anger" mean, holy cow batman we be in deep doo doo now ?