- Oct 4, 2008
Then, a few hours later, due to a combination of a strong wind and poor communication, there was a slight mishap while setting up the boat which ended causing a very wet Bakari. The bay was quite surprisingly warm - like the warmest I've ever felt it - even though it was a cool day. While normally I have a rather cat like aversion to being in water, I found it rather amusing in this case (maybe because while I've been worried about flipping it out in the bay, this happened in about 3 ft of water about 1ft from the dock, and had nothing to do with sailing technique - also because it wasn't really that cold. I'm sure my cell phone will recover eventually...)
We had a good strong (though inconsistent and gusty) wind and got pretty good speed for an El Toro in a sheltered little marina. I was pretty slow in tacking back up wind, but I am definitely getting better. Once I caught a good line, we went pretty smooth.
I realized today that for a short job I make as much in one hour as I made all day at my second real job (and first where I actually had to show up every day and on time and stay for 8 hours) as a night watchman at a truckyard / warehouse.
My expenses today aren't much more than they were then. So I pretty much make a day's pay in an hour. Leaving the rest of the day free for driving in circles (literally), therapy appointments (which I don't feel I need at all but I actually enjoy going so much, and he is charging me so little, that I took his advice and am still going), sailing, and evening hockey games.
*The traffic circle between Berkeley and Kensington where Arlington and The Alameda meet, just above the tunnel that turns into Solano.**
**If you are still by chance reading my blogs on occasion: yes, obviously I am stealing this idea from you. It works perfectly here for how I wanted it to sound and flow, but I wouldn't have thought of it on my own. Thank you.