05/18/2005: "Alaskan Wild Life"
Tonight I went out for my first actual sail of the season and it was perfect. The wind picked up a few times and we were really heeled over. It was warm and sunny, there were beautiful funny looking black and white sea birds everywhere...aside from a fouled bow line when we were leaving the slip, everything went like clockwork. My sailing partner DeLynn and I have every Monday and Wednesday scheduled for sailing this summer and tonight was exactly what I needed. I took this shot during a bit of a lull.
- The nights are starting to get a lot longer, the pretty golden twilight lasts for hours and hours.
- The funniest part of the night was when DeLynn pointed out the harbor seal to me...it had it's head sticking out of the water and appeared to be watching us. We started whisphering, wondering how close we could get before he'd dive. I asked her to go below and get my camera. I must have taken 5 or 6 excited shots before we got close enough for me to get a really good look! There's a picture of the little fella below. LOL