Allo, allo - good re-post Wednesday day to you! Here's a timely classic for the hot, hot and oh so super hot day we are having to day. Imagining a little wind through your hair whilst gliding on a sailboat should cool us all down. See you Friday with a new post! (originally posted 8/22/2012).
Ah, summer in Michigan, the wind in your face, asphalt at your sides!
through blue skies and green lights at a 35 mph clip - how many knots
is that, 30 perhaps? What a wonder the Grosse Pointes are, now I can
see why they have such an elitist attitude, just look at the scenery,
sailing behind diesel fifth wheels, with Hyundai's by your side - oh the
joy summer can bring when you have a sail boat.
think while I was out running some errands, I just happened to sail
right up behind, alongside and then eventually pass this lovely land
yacht - ha, a term I thought was originally reserved for 1970's American
cars, with couches for front seats.
A little to dreamy maybe? Not so - I tell you. If you lived around here
you would know how special it is just to be invited inside the private
marinas with all the fancy boats. There's tons of water around here -
but you can't use it - it's all gated, guarded and member-shipped.
more I say - I have seen the future, it doesn't involve fancy clubs,
five thousand dollar yearly dues, wooden docks, or 20 foot sails, no
sir, just a big trailer and a street where the traffic lights swing
high. The emergency motor doesn't even need to run, as long as you have
towing capacity and a trailer hitch on your vehicle - the world is your
Off to the boating junk yards - I hear the
recession has been terrible for weekend water warriors, this has to be
good for the daily pavement pounders!
Woo hoo - I can be a sailor - Arghh Matey, Arghh!! Do eye patches block UV rays? Where's my parrot?