Mom and Dad Wasylyk’s Saltwater Passage

Steve and Sally drove up from PA for a fantastic visit and a cruise out to the Isles of Shoals.  We got really lucky with the weather, and the tides and had a great trip down the river with the current and nice steady winds all the way out to the Isles.  Here we are waiting for the dinghy to levitate itself over to the water.  We didn’t wait too long though, shortly after this pictures was taken we picked it up ourselves and carried to the water.  I keep hoping that the dinghy will learn to do this by itself though.

 

Underway pictures, including an artistic use of the dorade vent, Tom Sawyer sailing on the bowsprit, and Brian and Stephanie during easy sailing!

After a great trip out and back, we spent some time brainstorming about what to do with the interior of RodeTrip.  The boat is in good shape, but right now is not very comfortable.  None of the projects will start before we haul the boat out for the winter, but we need to start thinking now.  Mom and Dad Wasylyk were a great help.  Sally just knows what will look good without us having to try it first, and Steve can instantly see a good way to do any project/idea that we came up with.
      Our brainstorming session was cut short by the sound of fighter planes attempting to get stuck in our rigging!  We ran up onto the deck and had a great view of the Blue Angels!  Here they are buzzing the naval air station, while waiting for the rest of the formation to catch up.  I’m not sure how low they fly, but it certainly seemed like they were less than 500 feet off the water.  Amazing show, even from 3 miles from the airstrip.