We went sailing this morning for the first time since October. The last bouts of chemo and then surgery meant that I wasn’t in any physical shape to go out on the boat. Today was the first time that I felt strong enough. I was able to take care of myself on the boat, but my experiment with grinding was a complete failure – I had to let go so that I didn’t hurt myself. My shoulders are still a bit sore from overuse as I spent some time with my arm hooked over the railing (probably not the best idea).
At one point, one of the crew members went up the mast to check out how the sail was doing. The weather was perfect for it – we were on a long upwind leg that brought us almost all the way to the Golden Gate bridge and the water was pretty flat because the tide was flooding. He took a great photo – I’m the one second from the back of the boat with the white hat looking up. Scott is behind me getting his phone ready to take a photo. The mast is 11 stories high!
And this is what it looked like from inside the boat:
Here is our requisite selfie with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background:
It was a fun morning sail. Hopefully we’ll find the time to get out for a few more soon