Friday, 18 May 2012

On Our Mooring

 It's has been great to be back out on the boats finally! We've been having cold, wet and  windy weather just lately so this was the first opportunity to take our Mirror dinghy out on the water this Season. We were meeting up in the afternoon for some informal "racing around the buoys" with our fellow dinghy sailors, so Skipper and I got out there early to do some fine tuning and have a bit of practise! I say "informal" but racing sailors are always competitive!!
We sailed over to our Swing Mooring where our little Sunstar18 is kept and tied up alongside. Whenever we are aboard we always fly our club burgee and of course our Ensign flag. They flutter brightly in a breezy NE wind.


 The tide is still low as we have our lunch which includes a nice hot mug of tomato soup. It is lovely to see the sunshine and blue sky but the breeze is rather cool. I love spending time on our mooring just watching the river. I sit at the bow and watch the river bubbling and rolling in, happy and gurgling, slapping and sploshing on our mooring chain. The sunlight dances on the tops of the wavelets. We watch the shore as the other dinghies get rigged and launched ready for the racing,

And so we climb back on board our dinghy and  join the little red sails of the other Mirrors and have a great afternoon chasing around the course followed by the customary drink and banter in the pub at the end of the day. 

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