Decisions can be so difficult when you live on Ocracoke. This past Sunday afternoon I had planned to mess about with my skiff. It's not in the water yet, but I was looking forward to repairing the bow, painting the floor boards, and varnishing the spoked wheel my dad made many years ago.
That's when Rob called to ask me if I'd like to go with him to take his new teaching sailboat out into Pamlico Sound.
I figured my boat repairs could wait.
For more than two hours we sailed lazily down the ferry channel...then back home to Silver Lake. As you might be able to determine by looking at the photos below (click on either one to view a larger image), it was a totally relaxing afternoon.
Thanks to Ruth and Ken who just happened to be going by in their motorboat for the pictures.
You can learn more about Capt. Rob's new sailing school here: http://schoonerwindfall.blogspot.com/2011/03/come-to-ocracoke-and-learn-to-sail.html.
Out latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042111.htm.