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Friday, August 7, 2009

A Sporting Friday Five

Matriarch Aunt Julie with Joanna and the Beloved at Rehoboth Beach, DE. where I did not swim in the Ocean but did swim in a swimming pool-and celebrated my 60th birthday! I'm the one on the left back.

Sally posted this wonderful Friday Five "The first picture is of Wildgoose, the second of an Albacore, at first glance there might not seem much difference apart from the sail colours, but there is much more room for my long legs in the Albacore!
So why all of this boaty information? Well because sailing is a family passion, we love the water and the wind, and take delight in the fresh air and quiet, but also in the competition, striving to do our best!
How about you?"

1. Is there a sport/ hobby that is more of a passion than a past-time for you?
When I was younger ( I didn't just say that! And had a house by the ocean, I sailed, too. I had a partner who had a 19 foot O'day Mariner (this is important information to sailors) and we would take day trips in the Great South Bay to the Hamptons and around Shelter Island. Often we would meetup for picnics with groups of women who boated from various places on a remote beach on the island. I wish I had pictures.
Now I swim, but I do not compete

2. Outdoors or indoors?
Then outdoors, but now both

3. Where do you find peace and quiet?
In the water

4. A competitive spirit; good or bad, discuss...
Neither, just not for me.

5. Is there a song a picture or a poem that sums up your passion ?
See the swimming song in a previous post.


Sally said...

what is it about peace and water, they just seem to go together don't they!

altar ego said...

Right there with you about the water being peaceful (even when the water itself isn't being peaceful). It soothes the spirit somehow.

Mary Beth said...

Great pic! you look so happy!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

aunt julie looks like a hoot and a half!

Sue said...

Oh how lovely!! Thank you for sharing this!

Mompriest said...

I'm jealous of all the ocean time, sailing, swimming, or on the least we have sand in common LOL