As the teams head out to race again, they bail. The boat is leaned deliberately to collect the water and dump it. I love the ease in the stances of both sailors and the teamwork.
This is the hot swap at the regatta at Lake Whatcom last Sunday: where the boats come in, switch teams and all go out again. Fast and furious! I like the symmetry, all lined up.
I am the neophyte photographing sailing.
For the Weekly Photo Prompt: peek.
My daughter is in the boat pushing off, with her skipper stepping on board.
I came to Bellingham yesterday to visit my daughter and watch the Regatta, http://wwusailing.com/regattas/, Western Washington and five other college teams, in the light snow and sometimes sleet.
The main comment I heard about the sleet was “Oh, good, some wind.”
Taken from shore, Nikon Coolpix P510, 42x zoom.
For Wordless Wednesday.
For the Daily Prompt: popular.
I was on Herron Island for two nights. We were the second responders to a house fire and called 911.
Are the gulls grouped for social reasons? For survival too. If there is a predator, those sleeping will be awakened by the others.
The hurricanes and the house fire: I am thinking about emergencies and emergency response and emergency preparedness. How are you prepared? The fire trucks had to come to the island by ferry and it took twenty minutes.
I am donating to Shelterbox, that sends disaster boxes all over the world, shelter, water filters, cooking equipment and food supplies. And crayons and a coloring book for the children. I hope they are arriving in all the places, wars, hurricanes and other disasters.
Our boatyard has two cranes, a big one and a little one. They can lift enormous boats out of the water. The bottom is washed and the water is filtered and then the boats are set down to be worked on, all over the boatyard.
When my kids were little they had field trips from the school to the boatyard. My daughter’s class had a trip to see the crane because one of the parents works as a crane operator. All the second graders learning about the boatyard: fabulous.