I’m long over due to write a post. When summer comes to end I get this weird feeling like I am totally lost. The sailboat is out of the water, wakeboarding is coming to an end, and my shorts have been put away. We just celebrated Thanksgiving with our family. Matt and I hosted this years meal and while I totally love having our house filled with family I can’t seem to let go of summer. I’ve actually started worrying about what to write on my blog during the winter…..I don’t embrace winter in the same way that I do summer….so I’m worried that I wont have anything to say. However all this over thinking reminded of of the last time Matt and I took out the Chubby Bean for a sail before taking it out for the season.
Matt and I packed up a picnic and headed down to the Marina. The wind was pretty strong and Matt’s not much of a sailor but he tries because he loves me. We got the sails all ready started the motor and let the dock lines go and we slipped out of the dock. As we were passing by the mill and heading out to the lighthouse I decided that it was too windy for us to have a relaxed sail. So we decided to set our anchor and have our picnic on the inside of the break wall where we were more protected and could enjoy our lunch. Matt set the anchor……only it didn’t set. He tried to set it again…only it didn’t set. I tried to start motor…only it wouldn’t start. Matt and I switched places, I pulled up the anchor and found that it was covered in seaweeds no way would it ever catch like that. Matt kept trying the motor but it just wouldn’t go. As I mentioned it was pretty windy. Before we knew it we were drifting into the shipping lanes of the canal. Not to sound dramatic but if we didn’t do something quickly we would be blown into the rocks lining the canal entrance. I decided it was time to give up on the motor. We had drifted to an area that was to deep for our anchor to reach. At this point Matt is beginning to panic and my heart was starting to pick up the pace as well. I kept thinking about what station I would need to be on the radio to call for help…how long it would take for help to come….how long it would take for us to bang into the rocks or cross the path of a ship. Then I looked up and saw a lil fishing boat. I gave them a quick wave thinking that they may have noticed that we were in trouble. The man on the fishing boat walked to the bow of his boat and began to pull up his anchor. This is when Matt got freaked out and yelled “Thats it!!! He’s going to head in and leave us here! Oh Shit!!!”
Well Matt was wrong the fishing boat came to our rescue and towed us to safety…..which happened to be the docks along the canal on West Street. In return for their help we handed over our chocolate chip cookies from our picnic and they head back out to catch some fish. This man and his grandson helped us no questions asked and with a smile on their faces. They didn’t ask for anything in return and they will probably never fully understand how grateful we were that they were there to help.
During the craziness I couldn’t help but think that this nice day we had planned was quickly turning to shit, that Matt who isn’t a big fan of the boat may never want to step foot on it again. However after our rescuers left us at the public docks Matt and I pulled out our picnic. We sat on the boat sipping our lemonade and munching on veggies and biting into our sandwiches while watching ships crawl under the bridges and slip silently through the canal. My mom ended up seeing us parked at the dock and joined us for lunch. This day That I thought was going to be awesome then thought was turning to shit actually turned out to be awesome. I’ve always known that whatever the world throws at Matt and I we will be fine. After we ate our lunch and said goodbye to my Mom we tried the motor and it started. Matt and I headed back to the Marina with full bellies and a huge smiles on our faces. We passed the mill waving at the guys working and feeling very small next to the huge building all while laughing at the adventure we just had aboard the Chubby Bean!
No Matter where the wind may take us, we are just going to go with it. We have each other and really what more than that do we need?