There they are - Paul, Dawn and Alan - looking happy and well rested. How many miles on the water are in the photograph between all the EC's, the North Carolina Challenges, weekend trips, week-long trips, and Alan's recent sail half way around the world?
There should be more reading to come as DanceswithSandyBottom, SandyBottom and SOS will hopefully be posting about the trip on their blogs. I'm sure Paul will take a good look at Dawn Patrol's performance with the new spinnnaker. And I hope Dawn will talk more about her race, the winds and the struggle. I'll be interested to hear about her plans for next year's event. (At the very least, Dawn, I want to hear more about the bull shark fishermen.)
Also check out Kiwibird's blog, she'll have some stories to tell.
As for me, the weather does look decent for a first sail of the year tomorrow. Warm temperatures and light winds, to me that is perfect for getting out there, checking the rigging and getting comfortable on the boat.
Grilled striper, served over rice on a bed of etouffee style sauce ( a nice roux with sauteed onions, red peppers, celery and tomatoes) is on the menu for tomorrow night.