With my cargo stowed,
The most precious I’ve ever carried, my owner and her wife
With my mouth dry
We sailed over the salty sea, to docks anew of old.
With my heart in my mouth
We tilted her to twenty knots, and sailed to the sunset
With my body cleansed
I am ready for the next journey to a new adventure
And that’s just a taste of today’s delights.
From tip to tail the day went with a bang, lol yes i said that right , from the moment i woke in Her arms to the moment i was tucked into bed i felt the love that surrounds us all.I felt it as tangible as ever i have. The salt spray of the sea called, and we took to the water at half hitch, as my usual boarding area is now a dust bowl .. I checked the rig and map and headed out along the Blake strand. Leaning her over to the full wind and taking in the full twenty five knots she`s more than capable of taking. With the cargo carefully perched on the seating, wind in the hair . and the warm scent of sails stretched tight over spar. We headed down to snug, then slipped north to view and wander the Rainbow sailing yacht club. Passing the Norway cliff lines showing the railway a rainbow sail as I slowed her skewed the moment and slipped her easily into the dock side.
Brightflame 1 Held the water comfortably with a easy pride that slid her into the colourful dock. surrounded by the many boats sizes and types she didn`t feel too far out of place. Indeed the multi coloured hulls that adorn the fine vessels that birth their made us feel at home . Joining the group after searching ( not ram raiding or pilfering but looking with intent!, ) for the group joiner on the wall by the door ..so that we may perhaps one day find a little cruise r two to slip the Brightflame into ..
But how to top that ? well a moment to think it through and back to snug we go . facing and tacking the air as the spray finds now surfaces to cover, west to the dutch harbour past the airport and north to the sink harbour. back home for the Brightflame 1 as this is where she was birthed made whole.. so its kinda like giving thanks by bringing her home to roost..
As the sun started to set over the yard arm , We made our way back along the blakes strand to the lighthouse, and turned north up to grummage and a visit to see if the Junior sailing clubs still in its place. ( it isn`t, any one know where its gone ? ) round the dinosaur at ahabs haunt and down to “the nibble marina.” Where i had so much hassle last week on the topless cruise. Now i like this one its a bit pricey for the larger Brightflame , (She`s a pacha 110 with extended jib) but its a nice marina as it goes.. from there we took a little trip up to the strand at aggy`s place, but got little further as lag was by then killing us both . so we`ll ave that for another adventure .. back home dried with towels looked over the pictures we had taken and added some of the better ones to the flicker account .. and time lines.. before retiring for food and slumber..
Another day of mischief and mayhem as we sailed off to the sunset.. now we start a new day with a letter from Sailing magazine saying they want to use our picture of the Brightflame at the dutch harbour ( above pic ) in their magazine.. can you see the smile? cos its WIDE as ever!
Till next we meet Stay say sail free . and be covered in sparkles . Rose x