Weekend before last I had my first sail of the year. I was invited by “B” to go out on red boat (aka Luchador). I met him last year on “Old Shoes” and really enjoy his company.
As most of you know, I like Florida so much, mostly because I hate being cold. But I have a new perspective on that. He informed me that there is no such thing as cold weather – just cold clothes.
We put this to the test and went out in “brisk weather.
Turns out, he was right. I had put on only thermal long john top and bottom, windbreaker pants with insulation, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, ski gloves, ski hat and my REI rainjacket. I was definitely shivering. Once I put on another pair of sweatpants I warmed right up to only feeling cold. I think some kind of warm/waterproof footwear would be appropriate here too. (Before next winter gets here I definitely need to get some warm clothes!)
It’s always fun to see catamarans on the water, and we got a special treat to go right by the start of a race.
The moral of this story is “it’s good to have warm clothes and friend with working boats”.