Here in my part of the world the local boat club races a few days a week. I had been invited over the past year to sail by a yoga friend who has become a racing regular and I finally hopped on board yesterday! I now have 2 yoga friends who also sail and am so glad they've both kept at me to join in. Many of you know that racing is not really my thing, but... I think I may be turning over a new leaf. The start of a race is still a bit stressful but running out into Moreton Bay and only tacking or jibing a couple of times over 3 hours or so is my kind of racing! As luck would have it I was allowed to crew on Nigel and Janet's amazing 39 foot catamaran! It was a spectacular day, even if it is the middle of winter. Cat Ballou is a spacious boat and I now freely admit that cats are pretty awesome. It sailed well and even points into the wind quite nicely as it is equipped with a board that can be dropped to help it get a little more angle. I could definitely live on a catamaran.
As you can see by this pic of Nigel we did have some need for extra layers yesterday and I could have used a couple more. We only got drizzled on for a few minutes but those skies gave us 15-22 knot winds or so and on our best reach we were scooting along at just under 10 knots. Sweet! I am heading out on a monohull tomorrow with Helen and Nick. It is a public holiday, the Queen's Birthday, and the water is calling. I have decided to bundle up and enjoy.
Corey and I are still in a waiting game with Thailand and CareFusion. I had expected to blog an update last week but alas, no news on either front. Corey is up in Northern Thailand this week doing some skydiving and exploring. He was lucky enough to drop into Lao and see Vientiene. I have never been there but it's on my list. I do hope to hear from work this next week about my request to do my job from Asia. As soon as something breaks loose, a blog will be forthcoming.
I hope everyone in Aussie has a fabulous holiday tomorrow. Although we are into winter, our weather isn't too shabby here in Queensland. We are still able to do yoga next to the beach most mornings and I've been riding my bike almost daily. My American family and friends are just getting into the summer season and I'm loving to see all the lovely Facebook posts about warm weather fun.
If you haven't seen the rest of this this website please check it out! Also, head on over to my Redbubble site. There are a few more goodies to see. Thanks!! www.redbubble.com/people/sailgirl