Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat


I spy a a fleet of far away sailboats while crossing a bridge in northern New Jersey last week.

I grew up on Cape Cod and spend a fair amount of time sailing as a kid.  I remember being so fascinated with the idea that you could travel into the wind as long as you zigzag or tack as it’s called.  What a fantastically green way to go too.

On windy days sailing was especially exciting.  It was also especially cold and wet!


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    • The last time I went I was actually a little scared. I don’t remember ever feeling scared as a kid.

  1. I am so envious that you grew up on the cape. How beautiful. i also have never been sailing – but water is not really my thing. i don’t relish water. I guess that has something to do with growing up in Minnesota. The beaches were – ugh. I was afraid to go into the water for fear of stepping on something yucky.


    Anyway, i really love your depiction of the boats. It looks so light, cool and refreshing. i also love the contrast of the colors (the white and blue).

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    • Yes, it can be scary and that is a small boat! Two people max usually on those. And they are so tippy!

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