Always Time For A Sunset

We headed out Friday afternoon to spend the long Columbus Day weekend at the beach. The sun is setting earlier now, and we only had two hours to make the anchorage before dark. It’s an easy 90 minute motor from our slip to Little Sabine bay, which meant we had plenty of time. But there was a fair southwest wind, and well, we’re sailors, dammit, not power boaters. We’d been busy the past two weeks getting our dive certifications, and we wanted to go for a sail. So we rolled out the main and jib and shut off the engine and coasted quietly along at 5 knots.

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A very relaxed manner at the helm

It was a good wind, but not quite from the right direction, which meant we had to take an indirect route to the beach. Time got away from us, and before we knew it, the sun started to set. But when we saw the show nature had in store for us, we lost all thought of hurrying to make the bay and drop anchor before dark. Instead, we pointed up, drifted, and just took it all in.

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We’ll pick another time to be in a hurry. Tonight, we just wanted to sit back and enjoy the show.

This is why we sail.

5 thoughts on “Always Time For A Sunset

  1. Valkyrie Sky

    Just found your wonderful blog and have been catching up on your adventures. And truly learning a thing (or 3 or 4) about Hunters to boot! My husband and I just purchases our first sailboat – a 2007 Hunter 41AC (I know, big starter boat, but we’re both tall, berth space was a huge consideration) working towards our Someday goal of our own LOTH. We retire in 2 years and figured now is a good time to start getting our sailing chops!

    Now the important bit…That lovely big blue seat I see the Admiral perched upon… where oh where did you find it? We have been discussing finding something exactly like that for our own boat and would greatly appreciate the info.

    J & T
    s/v Valkyrie Sky

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    1. Robert Post author

      Welcome aboard! Glad you found us and even glader that you’re interested enough to go back and read some of our earlier posts. To answer your question, the big blue seat to which you refer can be found at any West Marine. They have several different types of West Marine brand chairs available, and the one to which your refer has built in arm rests and includes shoulder straps so that you can fold it up and carry it like a backpack. It’s a great chair, although a bit pricey. So where are you guys from? Do you have your own blog?

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      1. Valkyrie Sky

        Thanks! Didn’t see them at our West Marine; will have to check their website. We’re from your old side of the country, albeit not quite as far north. We’re down in the San Francisco Bay area and are learning sailing in SF Bay. They say if you can sail that, you can sail anywhere! Haven’t started a blog yet, though it’s on my near-field To-Do List so that I can document all the insanity that is sure to follow this grand adventure.

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