Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Fine Summer Day

Today was a wonderful day. It started with coffee and breakfast on the back deck in the sun. I called my friend and was easily able to convince her to spend the day in the sun on Sauvie Island. I packed the cooler with ice, grabbed the sun screen, and hopped into my swimsuit. We made a couple necessary stops  (sandwiches and beer of course) and were on our way. Sun shinning and the windows down.

Nothing beats sitting by the water with a friend. Look at this view.

Except when CRAY CRAY Seagulls try to eat your snacks!!!

To make our trip complete, we stopped at Kruger Farms to pick up some fruits a veggies. I also picked up some of these wonderful teal green berry containers (pre-berry) to re-purpose into jewelry containers.

Ah. So nice. And to finish off this wonderful day, I paid off my entire credit card!!! I’m getting closer to becoming debt free 😀

Yale Reservoir: Al Morrison Regatta Part II

A little photography follow-up on the Al Morris Regatta 2012. What a great way to combine the two passions!

Yale Reservoir

Crystal clear water!!! Who wouldn’t want to swim in this?!

Getting ready for the start. Quite a few boats were over-early although you can’t tell at this point. The roof of the Tolman (the red boat) proved to be a great place for taking photos (I was riding in the Whaler for this race).

Irie, my dad’s retirement restoration project. A fully restored 1957 wooden Thistle.

Sailing downwind

Probably going to enlarge this one…

Rounding the leeward mark

Look at my mom hiking out!

Red Rascal, the Alaskan Tolman Skiff that my dad built. My family is so cool.

Yale Reservoir: Al Morris Regatta

Currently en route I-5 north to Cougar, Washington to partake in the Al Morris Regatta–otherwise known as The Pacific NW Thistle Districts.

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Irie will be making her maiden voyage in less than 24 hours. She’s a 1957 entirely wooden Thistle that’s been lovingly restored by my dad over the last year.

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A labor of love for sure. More photos to come, and of course champagne!

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“A Boat; A hole in the water in which one pours money.”