30 May 2011
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.