Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Old Curmudgeon Shows Geezers How to Relax
The Geezers met friend Bill Whalen at 9:00 AM for a day of small boat sailing out of Cedar Key. Bill's “Peep Hen” 14 foot boat was already tied up at the dock as we pulled into the parking lot at this out of the way village on the Gulf. Only 14' long but wide and deep, the Hen fit the three big guys just fine and we had a great day of sailing, Geezer-style – slow and steady, in no hurry and no where in particular to be.
The winds took us to Dog Key, Snake Key and finally to Atsena Otie Key. Events included running aground several times, a few beers at appropriate times (anytime), and a half-hour nap on the beach. Birds were all around, including Osprey, White and Brown Pelicans, Black Skimmers (a flock of 50+), Common Loons and a Bald Eagle. Porpoises swam along side as we crossed the bay.
It was a totally relaxing day, capped off with a few pints of Guinness and some sea food at the bar of the local inn.
Sailing from Cedar Key