Time Out In The Intertropical Convergence Zone

Sunfish_300I used to love to swim and water ski.  When Terrie and I were still dating, her dad bought a boat and water skies, so for many weekends of the summer, we would be on the water.  We all would ski, but I got most of the time behind the boat.  I liked to go fast and have the boat turn quickly to whip me out to go even faster.  Occasionally, I would fall or bounce across the top of the water like a flat stone tossed on a pond.

So, loving the water the way I did, it was not unusual for me to want to learn to sail.   I had seen several sailboats on the lake and even small ones called “Sunfish” that the public could rent.  And that is what Continue reading