Sail Hopefully

A number of years ago, Russ and I were invited (along with 20 others) to attend a production of By Jeeves at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT. We enjoyed the zany musical so much that we bought the CD. One of the songs is entitled Travel Hopefully and I’ve altered it slightly to Sail Hopefully.

One person who’s got the word “sail” as part of her name is Patti of s/v Lutra. Patti, if you read this please be only tickled that you set the bar so high for the rest of us “sailors”.

S/V Lutra and crew heading into Nassau Harbor

S/V Lutra and crew heading into Nassau Harbor

 

Since our first meeting and tossing of food stuffs back in North Carolina, I’ve had many opps to photograph Patti as she sails through, in and around anchorages in the Bahamas.

Otter plays with cat- guess who was not under sail?

Otter plays with cat bird- guess who was not under sail?

Friends of hers in GT exchanged these words that I confess to overhearing: “Is she sailing?” Reply, “What do you think?” Of course I snapped a few shots of that maneuver through the anchorage.

S/V Lutra leaves Monument Beach anchorage ... for another close to a beach spot.

S/V Lutra leaves Monument Beach anchorage … for another close to a beach spot.

 

Early on Lutra was anchored close in off Volleyball Beach; the dogs need to be rowed to shore remember.

Row, row, row those doggies.

Row, row, row those doggies.

After we’d been anchored at Monument Beach about a day, who comes in and drops the hook in a sweet spot near shore?  Perfect timing. Frank and Cort were already visiting us and when I invited Patti to join us, she immediately agreed. Wish I was more like that. This was Cathy’s third night and her second one filled with impromptu cruiser get-togethers. We all told our various stories and we got to hear why Patti chose us for the egg request; proximity, passing and provisioned!

So Patti, here’s to you and may you sail on hopefully for years to come!

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