Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Mallory Todd

This morning started with a gentle shake from my husband. Squinting my eyes I tried to get my eyes to focus on the clock. Why is he waking me up at 6:30? Ohhh...the Mallory Todd day. Ahhh! She does not sail until 9:30! I roll over. Please let me sleep another half an hour. Please....

Down at the docks we can not find any ship to match the description of the ship we are to sail on. We are sure that we got the instructions right. We get back into the car and go down the road a little and check another dock where we think it might be. It is not there. With sinking hearts we head back to where we were before. It is past the time that we were supposed to be there. We are sure that we have missed the boat! We decide that we might as well look around seeing as how we are there. David spots a tall mast. He thinks it is pulling away. I suggest we go a wave goodbye to it. We go to do that and find that our ship is just pulling in. We could not find them because they had gone down the lake somewhere to empty the head! We made it after all!

Here she is. She is a beauty. It started raining as we got aboard. It quit raining just as we were docking. Go figure!We did not get to see her in all her glory with the sail unfurled because it was too windy. We had to go with motor power.


The person who owns this schooner regularly gives free cruises to many different groups. The crew are all volunteers. there were only five of us passengers on this trip. There were just as many crew. I think that they love doing it though. Who would not like a chance to go out in this boat?


Down below. It was very cozy and we were welcome to hang out there as well as above.


John get to be at the helm for about thirty seconds. I know that he would have loved to have been there longer. It was like taking candy away from a child. I think that he looks handsome. He is growing him cookie duster back. Soon he will look like himself again.


10 comments:

The Invisible Mo said...

It looks like you had fun with that. Too bad it was too windy for the sails to be unfurled. I haven't been on a sailboat for a long time. Glad you enjoyed the day. John looks like a natural in the skippers cap!

Sue said...

That is really too bad about the wind. Maybe you can go again before you go home. I love that picture of John. I agree with Mo, He looks like a natural.

Margaret said...

That is an adventure I would love to go on. I love the picture of John.

footsack said...

John, you may have missed you calling! That hat looks pretty good on you! I thought you would have had plenty of wind but sadly you didn't. Maybe you can go again before you come home :)

Lucy said...

Oh, my gosh I thought you almost missed out and then it turned out you had a nice time, except it could have been better weather but sounds like you didn't let that dampen the day, and your husband looks like he also had quite the time!!!!

little erin said...

ohhh! looks like fun! glad your husband was able to enjoy sailing the ship. :)
p.s. thank you for the bday wishes!

Eve said...

That looks like fun in spite of the rain. Glad you found your boat.

diana said...

how fun!! i'm sure the voyage was a wonderful distraction for the both of you. maybe you'll have another chance to go sailing on her.

Momisodes said...

Looks like it was a great time. I just love the last pic of John. He looks great in the hat :)

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