Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just out for a sail with a baby

Ari and I took a quick sail on the Tuna with the baby after work. It
was a wonderful sunny day, and isn't that why we (he) bought it after
all. But right now, sailing with the baby means that one of us is
watching her and one of us is single handing the boat.

We hope to make a way to put her car seat in so we can strap her down
when needed, and perhaps I will figure out some other method of
containing her safely. But for now, when the winds get light and Ari
wants to hoist the geniker, and then the winds get lighter and he rows
a little with the geniker still up, this is what you end up with.  Notice the line in his mouth!

It was a really great family sail.  Yemaya loved every minute of it.  I'm not sure she knew what was going on, but she loved cuddling with mom and dad, rolling over onto the sail bags, and flashlights and shadow puppets after sunset.  Hopefully, with the winter rains coming to an end soon, and longer days, there will be many more sails on the Tuna at sunset before returning home to Macha to tuck the little one in for the night.


  1. Nice- I am glad you guys got out, and love the pic of Ari! It sounds so beautiful to do...

  2. It was good to get out. Next time I'll try and bring the good camera to capture all te fun.