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Days 1 and 2 (the pre trip)
At the boat we unloaded the van and packed the boat with nine days of supplies. This was the start of my seven day family vacation on Nordic Song but I was going to sneak in two days of sailing with a friend before my family arrived.
Once the boat was
loaded we headed out into the
Once ashore we hiked
the beautiful sand beach at
Bill started to make dinner and I made sure the boat was ready for the coming storm. Then “CRACK”! Lightning…
Last summer on this very day, in this very bay Nordic Song was hit by lightning. Here I was one year later tempting the boating fates by anchoring in the same place. Was I dumb? The lightning gave me a scare. It was very close and ahead of the storm. We stayed down below and watched the storm pass. It did not rain a lot but there was scary lightning. After being hit last year and suffering considerable damage to our boat I was much more afraid about being hit. There isn’t much you can do but sit and listen. It was kind of a helpless feeling. I was glad my family wasn’t here for the storm because I know they are scared of another lightning strike.
Once the storm passed we had a great pasta, tomato, pesto dinner. After dinner we retired to the deck for a “Nordic non-alcoholic beer”. We sat on the deck and watched a tremendous lightning display to the SE until we couldn’t stay awake any longer (those non-alcoholic beers really pack a punch!).
Today is my birthday! I now can offer 46 years of wisdom to my children. I am sure they will really listen to me now!
Bill and I had
breakfast of oatmeal and granola bars and then made the boat ready for
the sail back to Port
We maintained good boat speed as we bashed through the 3’-4’ waves. On this day we sailed past everybody, including a Tartan 37. The sail home took nearly four hours and was a lot of fun. What a great way to spend my birthday. Last year I spent my birthday looking at my wrecked boat (from the lightning strike)! This birthday was more fun.
Once the boat was secured in its slip at Port Superior we headed into Maggie’s for lunch. After lunch Bill headed home and I spent the rest of the day at the marina working on my boat and waiting for my family.
My new crew (the family) arrived around 7:30 p.m. and we went up and ate dinner in the restaurant at Port Superior. Back at the boat we had birthday cake and presents. Another great day… but, oh, to be 45 again…