A day on the Barcarole
I don’t know anyone who loves sailing more than my friend Patrick. So when he invited me to spend a day on his sailboat with our mutual friend Andrew, all I needed was a time, a slip number, and an assurance that the vessel was structurally sound.
I didn’t care, though. I enjoyed watching Andrew play with his new camera. (He shoots even more than I do!)
And I enjoyed getting lessons in tying effective knots. (Sadly, the only one I can remember is a noose.)
But I *loved* being out on the open water with my friends …
… and I loved that we took turns steering.
But maybe my favorite moment was getting two grown men to pinkie-swear that what was said on the boat would stay on the boat.
I wish we could have stayed on Lake Pepin until sunset, but we were all in need of a good meal. So Andrew made ready for port as Patrick trimmed and stowed the sails.
Before I knew it, we were back in the slip and among the other boats.
In hindsight, I wish I’d shot more photos … but I was having too much fun. Thanks for an absolutely splendid day, guys!
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