Pearls of Wisdom and Other Such Nonsense
After three summers of sailing, I now consider myself an expert, and as I'm sure you are all eager to glean what extensive knowledge I have to offer, I've decided to share with you these following pearls of wisdom:
1. Sailing Skills - Balancing on one tiptoe on a bobbing and bouncing boat deck while trying to loosen a mainsail slug that is jammed 7 feet up the mast is easy - balancing a glass of red wine without spilling a drop while at anchor in a calm harbour is next to impossible.
2. Sailboat Maintenance - That beautiful wax shine that took many weeks of hard manual labour in the spring will be completely gone by summer. Wine stains will last for infinity (or until Nicole Kidman's face cracks - whichever comes first).
3. Sailing and Skincare - A sunblock with a SPF of 5000, gigantic bug-eyed sunglasses and a wide-brimmed Sofia Loren-styled hat will NOT prevent you from getting squinty-eyed wrinkles after spending a summer on the water. And sunburnt nipples are a bitch (or so I've been told).
Now, don't you feel wiser?
Posted by Kara at 9/07/2012