Saturday, 19 December 2009

Twilight Sailing

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Every summer, the local yachties gather on Wednesdays for Twilight Sailing. The pier is the start line and they muster in the bay behind it, busily jostling for position, even before the race starts! The race begins at 5.30pm when the hooter at the Yacht Club blasts.

They sail dreamily along the water for a couple of hours, returning to the finish line around 7.30pm, just before nightfall. First yacht in gets another blast from the hooter.

We take some cool drinks and a picnic down to the waterfront and enjoy the sight of all the beautiful white sails, backlit by the setting sun. Best way ever to chill out, after a hot summer's day.

6 comments:

  1. You live in such a pretty place, Patti. How nice to see a video from you! Peaceful and summery to us here in the freezing wintertime in the US. Much love, O

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  2. You live in such a pretty place, Patti. How nice to see a video from you! Peaceful and summery to us here in the freezing wintertime in the US. Much love, O

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  3. sounds like a delightful day. wish i were there!

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  4. This does sound like a great way to spend the day. I really enjoyed the video - thank you!

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  5. The sailboats on Lake St. Clair also have their regatta on Wednesdays. It's so relaxing to watch them, isn't it?

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  6. I agree, it's so relaxing to watch the sail boats...and they race here on Wed. evenings during the summer too! Thanks for sharing a some of your world via video with us.

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