Thank you ladies and gentlemen

Jan Photo.jpgThe visit count to my blog has shot up the last few days. I guess it helps if actually blog once and a while. I'll try to keep it up. I hope my Taiwanese friends are enjoying the posts.
I think I might blog the Baba's next. I'm thinking about doing it on WORD then pasting it here. There are some odd idiosyncrasies to this blog program  that are annoying. I'll see what I can do.

But for now I feel the need to get this photo of FRANCIS LEE published. The photo was taken by Jan of Jan's Marine Photography last Saturday when she was out photographing the regatta. She came on over and snapped a few shots of FRANCIS. This photo is my favorite.

I'll tell you what I really don't like about sailing FRANCIS. That's when I have to let someone else steer. I sat there so patiently on Saturday while Kim, the owner drove the boat. Damn owners. He thinks he owns the boat! I finally couldn't stand it any longer, "Let me drive, let me drive, let me drive!" Kim said, "I was wondering how long you would let me steer." Then of course there was Derek, Kim's son. He had to drive. And Becca, and Allison and John. Man, can;t they just shut up and be content to sit there and enjoy the ride. Noooooooo. They have to steer. I sit with my arms folded, trying to look like I like just riding along. But I'm faking it. " Let me drive, damn it!"

Fact is I love watching people's faces light up when they steer Francis. FRANCIS really conveys the joy of moving along efficiently under sail with minimal effort. Allison had never sailed a boat before Saturday. My pal Dr. John's sailing experience was limited to two cruises on a Catalina 22. How you gonna keep him down on the farm now?

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