Today is an exciting day for us. We're going tonight to pick up our very own, first ever, new (to us!) sailboat! We bought it last Tuesday, but had to have a trailer hitch installed on our truck before we could bring it home.
If I know Caiti, there will be some photos soon, but for now I'll leave you with a shot of Lake Sommerville, where we plan to sail, er...capsize, it this summer.
I took this with my cell phone using the lens of my sunglasses as a yellow filter. I was a big McGyver fan when I was a kid.
We like boats, and we like projects, so a giant project boat is pretty much all we need to be happy for a few hours on a warm fall afternoon. The 1877 barque Elissa, by far the best part of the Texas Seaport Museum, definitely fits that description: after a string of different owners, the removal of one of her masts, and a considerable alteration to her bow, the ship was left for dead in a Greek scrap-yard. Fortunately a nautical archaeologist (who knew there was such a thing?) recognized her as a tall ship and began a campaign to restore her to her former glory.
She’s docked just outside the museum, where cormorants appreciate her lines as a convenient roost.