We have discovered that sailing in the afternoon is our favorite time of day. As unpredictable as the winds can be we usually manage to get some good sailing in. This is a great time of year. The farther we get into fall the more the winds blow. It will be a beautiful time of year to sail in the next six weeks. Fisherman sweaters, blankets, some jazz music and Port wine. We have a ritual now that we love. Cocktails back at the dock at sunset. What's not to like right? Being out on the water or even around water has always felt so calming and enjoyable. While I must admit that I enjoy being on a motor boat on occassion, the experience on a sail boat is very different. Talk about calming. Instead of listening to the motor you find yourself listening to the water splashing against the side of the boat and the sounds of the seagulls singing.