does it always have to be salt water? The Great Lakes would offer some pretty spectacular sailing, Joe. the America’s Cup racing could have been hosted by Chicago, for sure!
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Tags: america's cup, great lakes, michigan, sailing, the horse's mouth
Tags: baby, barn, blog, blogging, camp arcadia, homestead, minifish, sail, sailing, sunfish
it has been different this year.
my weekends were usually pretty filled up with working on finishing our barn. it’s not done yet, but it has come along nicely, and is getting closer. we are having the house plans drawn up now, so maybe the house will be next summer?
early July brought along another distraction. Mrs My2Fish and I were blessed with our 4th boy.
so I didn’t get to sail very much. almost not at all, really. just two afternoons on Lake Michigan.
but, those were pretty special days: I got to sail for the first time with my 2 older boys sailing on their own, in their own sailboat – a Minifish. sailing alongside me, instead of just riding along with dad on the Sunfish.
both of them took the 2 week sailing classes again thus summer, and they really enjoyed it. my oldest son even sailed a Laser (and loved it, *gasp*).
so did I sail much this year? hardly. but it hasn’t been a lost year.
it was a year that brought new life.
Tags: arcadia, crooked fingers, great lakes, lake michigan, summer, sunset, the national
Curtains fall, fashions fade, an endless summer over
Another tide to launch an autumn moon over the dunes
~ lyrics from “Sleep All Summer” by Crooked Fingers (I like this cover version)
Tags: abide with me, arcadia, camp arcadia, michigan, sunset
Tags: blog, blog stats, blogging, boatwear, giveaway, great lakes, gybe ho, my2fish, nautical, pageviews, sailing, stats, t-shirt
a week or so ago, the my2fish Sunfish sailing blog passed 300,000 pageviews (all-time). it took a little under 4 years to reach 200,000 – and now just over 1 year later it has now passed the 300k mark.
it is interesting (to me at least!), to watch the ebb and flow of the blog visitors. with a mostly summer sport, it definitely slows down during the winter – and then picks up quite a bit as the weather warms up – peaking in that June/July/August time when sailing is a bit more relevant to most people’s lives.
for those who have just found the blog – thanks for visiting, and I hope you stick around a while!
for those who have been following the blog for a long time – thanks for all the views, the comments, and the feedback over these last few years! I’ve had a lot of fun with the blogging, and I hope it’s been an interesting journey.
similar to the 200k giveaway, I am having another cool gear giveaway to celebrate the 300,000 pageview milestone! once again, this will be from gybe-ho boatwear, an awesome supplier of boating and sailing apparel (custom-made gear, too).
the winner of the giveaway will receive a t-shirt and a hat from gybe-ho – he has a variety of items in stock and will work with the winner to make sure you are happy!
here are the giveaway details, rules, etc.
- to enter the contest, you need to leave a comment on this blog post (you can enter your name as “anonymous”, or whatever you like really) – but I will need an email to contact you if you are chosen as the winner!
- no specific requirement for the comment itself, but I will moderate if need be!
- multiple comments do not equal multiple entries!
- after 1 week, I will randomly select a commenter to receive the free t-shirt and hat. I will send the winner’s email address to gybe-ho, and they will contact you to get your mailing address to they can ship the t-shirt and hat directly to the winner.
thanks again for visiting the blog! and let the commenting begin!
Tags: arcadia, family, great lakes, lake michigan, michigan, minifish, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing
Thursday at camp seemed promising for our last chance to sail. all morning, I could feel a bit of a breeze as I walked around camp to the various morning activities. after lunch and watching son #2 play in a 3-on-3 soccer tournament, we headed down to the beach to try sailing. I rigged the Minifish up and set off my oldest son in the Mini. I had my 9-yr old join me in the Sunfish.
the wind must’ve been playing tricks on us, though, because it was very light and shifty out in the water. my oldest son in the Minifish just laid right down in the cockpit and drifted along.