Up the Crow’s Nest

Before leaving for home we had a little time set aside time to take out the sailboat; unfortunately we also had to make a little time to fix a snag in one of the lines. A few weeks back the line for the main sail got away from our partner Nathan and went straight to the top. There is only one way to get it down and I was not volunteering. It’s a good thing I’m married to such a brave man. He was willing to strap into a little harness and get hoisted by a crane to the top of the mast! I took these shots while safely seated on the deck.

Ready to go up

Steady as she goes

After wrapping up that little errand we took old Rocky out for a lovely little sail and made it back just before the rain came. Hopefully we will have a chance to go out a few more times before it is time to but her to bed for winter.

Doesn't he look happy

Bye Bye Josh

Yesterday Josh departed for his 10 day vacation, he will be making his way to the Twin Cities meeting up with friends and family. He is planning a quick trip home to Dubuque to visit his Grandmother Bernie, whose health is starting to fail.

This vacation will include the annual canoe trip to the Boundary Waters with his sister, brother-in-law and father. This is his chance to relax and unplug, literally no cell coverage in BWCA.  I know he has been in need of some time off and this will be just the ticket.  Lots of time with the nephews scheduled too!!!  He will be gone for 10 days, what will I do?