Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sailing to "The Great Beyond" - Dalhousie REM Cruise

Sail #4: 02/06/12 - Dalhousie REM Cruise, 6.8 nm, 5 kph, 1:23:57

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punch lines that were never there

A group of Allison's classmates from the Resource and Environmental Management (REM) Program at Dalhousie camped out for the weekend. We weren't about to let an uncooperative tide schedule deter us from getting them out on the Bay for a short sail on Saturday evening.

The BHYC Spring (Blackfly) Meeting and BBQ was earlier than day, so getting out in extremely low afternoon tides and almost non-existent winds wasn't an option. The winds did pick up in the early evening however and the REM'ers were keen to get out. Daniel and Allison handled crew duties with Judy and I. With 5 Dal folks we had a boatload (9 in total) - thank goodness for the large cockpit and 3 hardy soles that served as "railmeat", as Judy affectionately called them.

After our guests (and a few of the crew) got over the initial nervousness we settled in for a nice, albeit, chilly evening sail. The group seemed to enjoy themselves, altho that might have been the beer talking! We cut the cruise short and headed back to the cottage for a campfire. The Skipper and Admiral from Between the Sheets joined us for a few rounds of the game "What's Yours Like" which provided more than a few laughs.

Great day with some great young future leaders. The world is going to be in good hands, that I'm sure about (unless of course the rest of us totally mess it up in the meantime).

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