I was in a hurry to get the boat in ship shape condition and washed down for Saturday because Lisa was bringing some friends from work to hang out for the day. Margo and Megan were making the trip so they could go out sailing for a few hours. They were so kind to bring us a few boat warming gifts; coasters with nautical themes, a Yankee candle novelty boat, votives, and boat napkins . Believe it or not, they are only our second guests so far that we have had the pleasure to take cruising. It was their first time under sail so we wanted to have the boat cleaned up and ready to sail. Once we got everyone in and situated with the grand tour we pushed away from the slip. Unfortunately we had gloomy overcast skies and it was not warm on the water. Margo and Megan handled it like fine sailors though. They each took turns at the helm keeping the boat trimmed with the wind as we quietly sailed along the river for a few hours. We are creating new sailors every chance we get to take newbie's on the water . We didn't have too long for the seafaring since the drive down is so far from home and everyone was wanting to make it back towards Fayetteville before dark.
I was very happy with the decision to head back a little early. After 2 days of cleaning, scrubbing, fixing, and raising sails, I was ready for a night in our big bed. Sure, the aft cabin is nice, but racking out at home is always a welcome respite after a few days on the boat. We need to buy a comfortable memory foam mattress for Starjewel before we move aboard permanently.