Friday, August 19, 2011

Red Sails


"Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea,
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me."


(Old song -- anyone remember it?)

The truth is this: my husband has a new mistress. He just acquired her in July. She's a bit worn, with some age to her, but she brazenly wears red at every opportunity:


 

That's right, a catamaran.

He's so enamored of his new toy that he spent nearly all of our lake week with her. 








So I've taken to calling him Cap'n Tim. Do you love his little yachting cap? He's had that for over a decade now and he finally gets to wear it on a boat! And yes, that was Number 7 flexing his muscles for us. Sometimes it's good to be 15 years old.




Of course, Hank had to be part of it. He went out on nearly every ride, comfortably snoozing on the canvas.


 Sometimes they were "becalmed" and had to paddle her in. But that occurred less frequently as Tim's skills improved. This is his first sailing craft of any kind, after all.




 
She really is a lot of fun, given that she's my summer rival!


We're still thinking up a name ....


- Catherine

5 comments:

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Oh my, she's a beauty ... and fun, too! Even if she's your "rival". ;-)

Christy said...

So cool! I have a similar rival, parked in the garage. At least our competition can be locked up!

Luci said...

Looks so fun!! Love the hat...love the muscles...and love the place!! Oh...and Love the people =)!

Joyce said...

Looks like so much fun! I bet you and the new 'mistress' can become friends : )

Nel said...

Wow! That is pretty cool. I love the dog riding also!
Thanks for stopping by today. I had to find the Good and Plenty jingle when I seen the questions, oh my gosh I remember singing that all the time.
Fun memories!
until next time... nel