Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

Severn River Sailing, Watercolor, 7.5" x 21"

Since our hobby is sailing, here is a picture of many people indulging in sailing (but not us!  I was on the shore taking the reference photo.)   However, we often get out in our sailboat, the Cay of Sea.  My husband’s last job was stressful, so an overnight getaway was important.  I would often pick him up on Friday after lunch and we would head to the Maryland shore of the Chesapeake Bay, our destination determined by which way the wind was blowing.  When he retired, we moved to a rental house at the marina where our boat has been kept.  We no longer have an hour’s drive before indulging in sailing, just a walk on the pier outside the back door!  Our boat is currently out of the water for the winter, but we are looking forward to many trips on the Chesapeake this summer.

My husband will be writing about our sailing adventures; if you’d like to follow along, please visit his blog:  http://middlebaysailing.wordpress.com/

27 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

  1. Gilly, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Much as I enjoy the process of painting, having an audience who appreciates what I have done is also a thrill.

      • I haven’t sailed in years but I used to teach it as a camp counselor many moons ago up in Georgian Bay. Right now I’m in Illinois by the Mississippi, we visited SD this September. I’m just getting around to painting what I meant to paint there!

  2. Hi Ruth,
    I lived in that area for several years and still get back there fairly often – so I know how nice it is to sail in that area – happy indulging!!

    • Annapolis, Maryland, “Sailing Capital of the World!” Actually, we prefer to sail in areas that don’t have the volume of traffic found so often here. The waters are often so crowded that constant vigilance is needed. And my husband has sometimes indulged in a nap at the tiller, but not here!

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  4. Thanks for another non-caloric indulgence. The neckties are fun to work with, there seems to be an endless supply of them. Love your sailboats, must be tricky to catch something in motion.

  5. It is a great pleasure to contemplate this painting. It brings many thoughts to mind, and its very pleasing visually too. How nice for both you and your husband, that you are able to live near to the place that holds the greatest meaning and pleasure for you. I took a look at your husband’s blog, but wasn’t so attracted to read of the work involved in maintaining your vessel. I know that that is part of the life, but I have to deal with upkeep too, and I’m not that anxious to read about such things. Still, I do appreciate your friendship, and your common love for the sea and for sailing, and wish you both much adventure and pleasures on both sea and land.

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