Out for a last sail this morning before the spring cruise. More wind and more sunshine than expected. I'll take it.
The snow bird fleet is slow to pass through this year, most likely because of the colder than usual temperatures. There was the beautiful ketch "Trade Winds" out of Rhode Island on the Portsmouth waterfront. Just a wonderful looking boat.
I had my friend Tom on board for part of the sail today. We had an interesting discussion about boats, weather and gear. For almost three decades Tom was in the infantry of the United States Marine Corps. He served everywhere from the Horn of Africa to the Arctic Circle, with a few war zones thrown in between. Being exposed to the elements all those years, Tom says he learned there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad gear. If you have the right gear then everything is just fine. Excellent advice, Tom. Thanks for joining us today.