Monday, April 19, 2010

Good-bye Logs and Frogs

Our beloved sailboat that we've had since 2004 is now sold.. We've shared many evenings at the card table over euchre tournaments and jiffy pop shaken on the stove. Many nights rocked to sleep by the waves. Days spent cranking jib sheets and tacking - working as a 4-person team.
who can spot the bouy first?

But the kids have summer jobs now. And our new kayaks seem to demand lots of attention. So, time for another family to discover the joys of touring and spending time with your loved ones without distractions.





Queen of self-portraits
hard at work trimming the genoa
My man at the helm


me at anchor in fashion pajamas and a cup of cocoa
approaching the famous Little Current swing bridge
Denis and the girls about to explore another island.



Logs and Frogs memories:
  • raising the jib upside down on first sail
  • epic sail across Lake Huron
  • 100 km/hr. winds and dragging at anchor
  • sailing by compass bearing through thick fog and emerging right on course
  • Tarzan rope swing off the mast
  • falling off the boat fully clothed in November with my wallet
  • our friends volunteering as deck hands in a race with big seas and the return of the hummus down both sides of the hull. First and last sail for said friends.
So long, Logs and Frogs. Happy voyages. Thanks for keeping us safe.
Anyone else out there sail?



21 comments:

Valerie Geary said...

My husband's building a 14' Hartley sailboat. We've never sailed before... but figured, Why not? We like the water and hanging around outside.... sure, we'll give it a try. (Plus he wanted something to build and a small sailboat seemed like a good idea...) We'll see how it goes next year when he finally gets it finished. :D

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Hi Terry Lynn!

I just showed my husband this post - he has wanted to buy a boat since he was 14. I was thinking of buying him a second hand one as his (surprise) birthday pressie this year (well, his pressie for the next 20 birthdays at least) but we are building up a business at the moment so wouldn't really have time to use it...

That's one good-looking family you have there my friend!
GREAT POST!

Sarah said...

I don't sail, but I would love the chance- especially after this post!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a beautiful, but bitter-sweet post. I've done a little bit of sailing before--just enough to know how fabulous it can be. So I imagine that saying good-bye must be tough.

David J. West said...

I haven't nearly as much as you-sounds like a lot of great memories though.

Jen said...

Fun pictures and it looks like a ton of great memories that will last a lot longer than any boat!!! Fun times for sure :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I don't sail, but I love to live vicariously through your memories and photos. What a great family legacy that is.

Kelly said...

Wow, what an adventurous family you have. You have lots of memories to treasure on Logs and Frogs!
Thanks for sharing some of them with us!

Rena said...

Awww, sweet memories!

We kayak and have 2 tandums, which work out really good with our kids.

Janet said...

Living in the hills of WV, we have never sailed. It looks like fun, though. We used to camp a lot, we loved to camp when the kids were little and we've got great memories from it.

My name is PJ. said...

Logs and Frogs is such a great name for a boat!

You have enough memories for a lifetime....and some EXCELLENT fashion pajamas too!!

Rena said...

Hi Terry -- I've given you an award over on my blog today, if you want to check it out. :)

paulgreci said...

I haven't done any sailing but see the roots of many stories in your sailing adventures. I hope you write some of them!

Tara McClendon said...

I've been on many boats, though none I could call my own. I love playing eucher. I grew up playing it in Michigan. In Texas and Colorado, people play spades.

Laura Pauling said...

Cherish the memories!

beth said...

Oh, wow. What great memories that must have provided. How very sweet. I bet your girls will never forget all they learned and experienced through your adventures!

Elana Johnson said...

What great memories! I hate to admit it, but I'm afraid of boats. All boats, big and small. It's a weird phobia...

Susan Fields said...

Sounds like some wonderful memories!

I've left something for you at my blog. :)

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Saying goodbye to something/anything is always hard.

But gee, what wonderful memories you can take away with you.

PS. I love sailing. I live near the sea so I'm quite lucky in that respect. However, I don't own a boat, but friends do :)

Amy Holder said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun pictures! What wonderful memories!

Jackie said...

Get rid of those pants!