Friday, March 12, 2010

Sailing adventure published



Sailing Magazine published another of my sailing adventures last month, Sail Shakedown. It's the story of the four of us crossing Lake Huron in our Tanzer. We met with 50 knot winds. Here's a short excerpt:


We were forced into a beam reach in six-foot seas. Vicky and Becca
woke up and sat in the cockpit in their pajamas and raincoats. Their pale, worried faces mirrored how Denis and I both felt. Every fourth wave the boat heeled over hard. The girls repeatedly slid off the seat, their legs not long enough to hold them. I passed the bucket between them.
"It's okay, Vick, we're almost there...nothing to worry about."
I shook my head at Denis, who had a distinctly green expression. Waves crashing over the deck almost drowned out the sounds of him losing his breakfast out the back.




16 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That is so cool! You lead such an adventurous life. I envy you. :-)

Karen said...

I've been through one (small) storm on a sailboat, and it was terrifying! You capture the experience well.

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool - so neat to see your words in a magazine :) Awesome!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Nicely written. Very nice.

Keep at it :)

Kelly said...

That sounds like quite an adventure! Congrats on the publication!

David J. West said...

Awesome Terry! Congrats on getting that published.

Glad I only get a littel seasick.

Mary Campbell said...

Very awesome Terry. Not awesome that you were caught in a storm, but very cool that your story was published. You're life is full of adventure.

Marcia said...

Congratulations!

Rena said...

Very cool. Congratulations!

My name is PJ. said...

You write so well and you have so much fabulous adventure from which to draw!

I actually felt nauseous as I read that. I can't even imagine having been there for real!!!

Lauren Carr said...

Wonderful! Sounds like you do what most of us only talk about.

Janet said...

congratulations! That sounds like an adventure that I would only like reading about. Very terrifying!

Medeia Sharif said...

I've only been on a boat a few times, but I'd like to do some real sailing. The ocean is so peaceful (unless it's stormy).

TerryLynnJohnson said...

thank you everyone!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You go, Girl!

Gosh, I have been in the South way too long...

Catherine A. Winn said...

I agree with L. Diane Wolfe about being in the South too long.

Wow! What an adventure you must have had--glad everyone arrived safe and sound.