About a week ago a couple from Missouri pulled into the parking lot of the little marina where I am staying with a 30' Hunter
on a trailer
They didn't know anyone here but a bunch of us helped float it and step the 45' mast
over the next 2 days anyway. Buncha layabout reprobates.
They had bought the boat
on the trailer
and today, on Corpus Christi Bay, was the first time they sailed it. Although an avid sailor on his previous boat
, the owner asked that my lady and I join them on their first sail. New to him systems and waters and such.
The pods of dolphins
in the light green waters of the bay were a big hit. As was the performance of their boat in the light airs.
It was a short sail. We left before noon and were back at the dock
I'm guessing their jaws will be sore tomorrow. They did a lot of grinning today.
I'd rather be lucky than good.