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BTW, those of you who've included me in your DR plans in the event of an apocalypse should know that I'm not gonna do the learn-to-sail thing after all. I used that Groupon I bought this summer for an intro to sailing lesson this weekend. Aside from starting off with "There's a small craft warning and winds gusting to 33 miles an hour so technically inexperienced mariners aren't supposed to be out there today", the lesson was pretty good and it was a neat experience, but it just didn't seize my interest enough to want to learn to handle the sail and the tiller at the same time. When you're tootling around Boston Harbor and you realize that you're more fascinated by how magnificent an airliner taking off over the water looks than by what you're actually doing in the boat, you're probably not really in your element.

And by 'your element' I mean I'm gonna stick to kayaking instead. Less separation from the act of being on the ocean or the river or whatever, and while it's mega-annoying to find yourself having to paddle against the wind I have found that to be less frustrating than trying to deal with being becalmed in a boat with no engine.
camwyn: (sploosh)
Email this morning: You've Received A Gift From Groupon

*click*

20 percent off local deals. (Not surprised; the last two times they offered this I bought something reasonably big. Probably attempting to drive revenue up.)

*click local offers button*

Intro to Sailing lesson, huh? Where is this Jeffries Point place?

... that close?

Okay, uh, no guarantees or anything, but those of y'all who're including me in your disaster response/apocalyptic event plans, I'mma see about learning how to control a sailing vessel this summer, so update accordingly....

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