Originally uploaded by Henrik

As an annual tradition (this is the second time) Denice and I go out with the US Navy when they are here for Seattle Seafair. This year we went with the frigate USS Rentz. It was a much smaller ship than USS Chung-Hoon, which we sailed on last year, but the weather was unbelievable. I was in shorts and t-shirt from early morning until afternoon. OK, it was a bit chilly as we were hading north into the wind, but going the other way… Man, it was like a vacation.

In the end they did cook us a big barbecue on deck, and although it was good it was not like last year. But I’m up for going boating again next year.

Denice at the helm

Originally uploaded by Henrik

Some days are made for sailing. Tuesday was one of those days. Denice and I had business in Everett, and what a luck that our boat is moored there as well. The day was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c. Warm, sun, clear blue skies and wind!

Although it’s only our third or fourth sailing trip together I cannot get over how Denice seems to be born to sail. She steers great, catching the wind just right, learns new things very fast and seems to have no fear of things most people fear when they are new to sailing. That is “tipping over” among other things.

Pretty soon I’ll be able to just sit back and have her do all the sailing.