Ellie and I consider ourselves very fortunate to enjoy the financial and physical freedom of sailing on our own boat. At the same time, we recognize that there are many less fortunate people who may never get to experience the joy of sailing. Thankfully, there’s an organization near us that makes sailing available to those who may never otherwise get to experience it: Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB).
First Pump Out and Weather Woes
We all know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Well, after over two weeks of unseasonable cold, rain, and gloom, the forecast finally called for a day without even the threat of rain. It looked like the best forecast we’ve seen so far since we started sailing our boat. We made plans to do our desperately needed first pump out followed by some casual sailing. The weather, however, had different plans.