30 May 2011

Orion

Living on and island I grew up around boats and growing up my family had a water skiing boat. On Sunday night my friend Doug invited LK and I to join his parents for sailing on their boat, Orion. Though I've always been out on the water, never once on a sailboat. I have to say, Doug's dad did a great job of explaining the physics and the boat's design in order to convince me I wouldn't fall out of it when it was leaned to one side. For awhile I thought I might, but then I just let go and relaxed and enjoyed my beer and joking around with LK. We went out from Oyster Bay and glided across the water just past the wooded north shore of Long Island to a "raft-up" where boats meet up to hang out at little private floating get-togethers. The sun started to set and we watched the first stars coming out, including the constellation Orion.

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  1. My dad owns a boat and before he deployed, we would always go out on it--- so much fun. I've never been on a sailboat before, but with friends it seems heavenly to talk and drink and listen to music and waves.

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  2. That looks like so much fun! I love the last picture - so pretty.

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  3. That last picture is perfect, with the sunset and the wind. When I was a kid, I wanted to run away and be a sailor (or a circus performer). Unfortunately I get seasick... ; )

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  4. Looks wonderful, to see the stars at the end of a great day... Unbeatable! :)

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  5. What a fun afternoon you had! Photos look lovely - especially the last one. xx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  6. It looks like you had a lovely afternoon! I have grown up waterskiing most summers as well but only been sailing once!

    http://whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  7. I went on a sail boat last summer and it was wonderful although I can get a bit sick. Your photos are lovely.

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  8. Glad you got to have this trademark LI experience. One of my best friends has a new 40-ft. sailboat on which he takes me out. The difference between sailboats and power-boats isn't just mechanical, it's philosophical. Sailboats move with nature, not against it, and being on them can be magical.

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  9. Looks like a really fun afternoon! I've never really been out on water like that. I'm envious!!

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  10. I've never been on a sail boat before, looks like you had a lovely time. Wonderful blog :)

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    redmeravintage.blogspot.com

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  11. I have to say, my first response is the What About Bob: "I'm SAILING!" quote. I will never look at sailing the same again, thanks Bill Murray.

    Looks so fun!

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  12. what i love is that my whole life i've spent so much time visiting family in amityville, and babylon and vacationing on montauk point & the whole time you were on the island too! haha We have to meet up soon! both my parents grew up there and NY is sorta like my 2nd home. sailboats are the best but i suck at sailing! xoxo

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  13. I have to say, my first response is the What About Bob: "I'm SAILING!" quote. I will never look at sailing the same again, thanks Bill Murray.

    Looks so fun!

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  14. That last picture is perfect, with the sunset and the wind. When I was a kid, I wanted to run away and be a sailor (or a circus performer). Unfortunately I get seasick... ; )

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  15. That last picture is perfect, with the sunset and the wind. When I was a kid, I wanted to run away and be a sailor (or a circus performer). Unfortunately I get seasick... ; )

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  16. What a fun afternoon you had! Photos look lovely - especially the last one. xx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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