Friday, August 03, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon a friend and I went for a sail from Bristol Harbor in our Lasers.
It was blowing about 12 knots from the SW with gusts up to 15-18 knots at times.
It was sunny.
There were some waves.
We blasted upwind until our quads screamed for relief.
And then some.
We sailed under Mount Hope Bridge and across to RWU's dock.
I pointed out where the Tillercottage is on the far shore of Mount Hope Bay, although you can't actually see it from there.
We blasted upwind a bit more.
We sailed back through the bridge and around Hog Island Lighthouse and then reached around the backside of Hog Island and across to Poppasquash Point.
And then it was downwind all the way back to the beach.
It was fun.
We met up with Tillerwoman and walked over to Aidan's Pub for some burgers and beer.
We sat outside.
We saw Elvis.
I spotted a beer on the pub's menu that was described as "exploding with Warrior, Glacier and Cascade hop character."
I like exploding beers so I ordered one.
It was called Monkey Fist.
The menu also said the beer was "edgy, aggressive, and unique in style."
Just like me.