As I said, the wind built through the morning, requiring a reef just about lunchtime (try tucking in a reef while putting mayo on a store bought submarine sandwich). I was glad to have the practice of tying in the reef and pleased with the mainsail set that resulted. The sandwich was pretty good.
Back at the ramp a woman, who had stopped to ask for directions, told me SPARTINA was "cute." I thanked her but said I really don't like the boat being called cute, it has a connotation that does not fit a boat that at time does some hard sailing. So we continued our conversation about other things. As she turned to leave she stopped, looked at me and said "How about handsome?" Confused I said "What?" She said "Can I call your boat handsome?" I told here "that works!" and thanked her.