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Sun 24 Aug 2003

nothing quite like being on the open water

i've finally done it. i went sailing yesterday with a friend from work, and i had so much fun i just can't explain. i've had a boat picked out for a few years now, but it's so big and expensive i don't know if i'll ever be able to afford it. now i'm thinking about a smaller boat; i can always upgrade, right? i'm not sure what model the boat i went sailing on was, but it's a twenty-five foot sloop that my friend uses for racing. i'm hoping to have many more opportunities to sail in the coming years.

i'm thinking about taking the inflatable kayak out today, but i've not completely decided yet. i'd have to go to the coast because the rivers are so low it's disturbing. i'm crossing my fingers for copious amounts of rain in the next month or so. i hope to be able to kayak the entire length of the local river this fall, but if it doesn't start raining soon to bring the water level up a couple feet i think i'll be s.o.l. until next spring. it would be nice to have some rain before it starts getting too cold to do it.

in the meantime, i'm just sitting here surfing ebay to see how much twenty-five foot sloop-rigged racing boats are going for. i should be able to find something on ebay, shouldn't i?

posted by: mock turtle on 24 Aug, 03 | 09:12

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