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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fathers Day Cruise

Not all fathers have the benefit of a deck hand, daughter to cruise the river. My opportunity presented itself when Rebecca returned home for a 2 monthh visit prior to relocating to Hawaii. Yep, the Paradise of the Pacific. She will be attending grad school for about 2 years. The "0 Regrets" was finally named with an official transom sign for all to see as we pass. The name depicts our attitude toward life in these coming years. We plan to cruise all the ports possible finding new friends and experiencing events not many have the opportunity to explore. The name just fits. Singing her way along on the flying bridge. Notice the hint of pink in that short ponytail! Always great to hear that sweet voice. Rebecca and I shoved off at 11 am on Saturday for a 2 night, 3 days cruise to Paris Landing Marina, TN. The Albin Trawler cruises comfortably at 7 mph which resulted in a 6 hr. transit to the Paris landing Marina. Just a beautiful sunny day cruise. Rebecca being the young, 28 yrs, decided she must "beer" me quite ofter during the voyage. She did not anticipate that ann old sailor can handle the Grog. Upon arrival at the marina, we enjoyed meeting up with the Green Turtle Bay Yacht Club group for light snacks and drinks prior to dinner. However, Rebecca and I decided to trip to Meo-Mio's for some country music and adult beverages, Imagine that. The return voyage began at 12:30 pm. after a failed attempt to have Sunday Brunch at the Paris Landing Lodge. It seems they only serve breakfast to 10:am and then lunch later. Of course we presented ourselves at just past 10:am. Well waiting about an hour was ok with coffee and pastries. We anchored in Higgins Bay behind a small island to protect from the wind. The day was great with a few brief showers. However, we were presented with a rainbow.

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