There must be an old country song….

that cries about getting up at 6:30am each day with the dog?  Well, if there isn’t maybe I’ll write one.  Hearing the alarm go off and knowing it’s time to get out of my warm, cozy crib and go down to the cold downstairs all alone just isn’t something I like.  Because while I love my puppy to death, getting up at 6:30am SUCKS.  Of course, once I’m downstairs I just love seeing him and getting up becomes a memory.    But for those first few moments when I look at the clock……groan.

Our friend and neighbor, Carl, posted some nice shots on FB yesterday of last Saturday’s BYC Frostbiting.  I know it’s not Photo Saturday, but they’re pretty good photos.  It was a nice day and one of the warmer ones we’ve had in the last two weeks.  Average temp was 43 degrees and the wind was fairly light in the morning (as you can see) and then picked up a bit as the day moved on.  The first shot is of Larry and Carl and was, I assume, taken by Harry Manko.  The other shot was taken by Carl (the artist).  They look like they were taken on different days, don’t they?  The weather and light can change so dramatically, so quickly!

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3 Responses to “There must be an old country song….”

  1. I must have boat specifics. Those look like the 18′ Buccaneer I once had.

    Cheers.

  2. These are Flying Scots. From the Flying Scot Sailing Association web page:

    “The Flying Scot is a 19-foot day sailer that is sailed throughout North America. The large, deep cockpit is ideal for family sailing, providing safe, comfortable sailing for up to eight people. If your interest is racing, a crew of two or three will find the Scot a great boat for competition at all levels. The Flying Scot is easily trailered and rigged; and can be launched in as little as 12″ of water.

    The Flying Scot was designed in 1957 by Gordon K. (Sandy) Douglass. New Flying Scots have been in constant production since 1957. Currently, new Scots are identically constructed by Flying Scot, Inc., and strict class rules prevent changes that could make older boats obsolete. With over 5300 boats built, used boats are available as well.

    In 1998, the Flying Scot was awarded the high honor of being included in the American Sailing Hall of Fame.

    The Scot’s performance offers thrills to even the experienced sailor and provides for tight, competitive racing. There are more than 100 fleets racing Flying Scots in the USA and Canada. The Scot is normally raced with a crew of two or three. The sail plan consists of main, jib and spinnaker. Simple rigging and uniform construction fosters tactical racing.

    The Flying Scot Sailing Association sponsors many national, district and regional events each year. In addition to the North American Championship (open to any Scot sailor who wishes to attend), there is a Wife/Husband National Championship, a Midwinters, a bi-annual Canadian National Championship along with many regional, district and local events with distinctive individual character. The Flying Scot has been used for many of the US Sailing events including the Mallory, Adams, Sears Cup Championships and Championship of Champions. The Scot helped premier sailing to the Special Olympics World Games in 1995 as the official two athlete boat.

    Racing fleets, however, only account for about one-half of the Flying Scots sailing. The boat is an excellent gunkhole cruiser and family daysailer. There are frequent non-race events in popular cruising areas. Sailing a Flying Scot can be like joining a large family — the class is well known for welcoming new sailors and helping them improve, strong friendships and great social events.”

    We own one with two other families. They’re great boats. Really fun to sail and to race. We take the kids across the bay to the islands before Fire Island in ours. We bring a small cooler with lunch and drinks. They’re also very comfortable for us ‘older’ folk…..

  3. Found you again. Put you on my blogroll so I can stay connected! Let me know if this isn’t your main page?

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