The downwind run to winter

Another season of sailing (over 1,000 nautical miles on our North Channel cruise alone!), adventure and family growth is now slipping farther astern in our wake.  Island Bound was hauled for the winter over a week ago and I finished up the list of winterization tasks last week.  There's nothing left to do but reflect on where we've been and look forward to where we're going. 

I've got a lot to say about the season that was and the season that will be.  However, I've had to lay off the blog posts for a bit to collect my thoughts and prepare some of them for submission as articles to the sailing mags that'll help many of us pass quiet winter evenings in the more northerly latitudes.  If I'm fortunate enough to find a willing publisher, I'll pass on the info here on the blog (Click here for a previously published article).  In the meantime, sit back and enjoy some gear reviews, brainstorming about ideas for the 2011 season and other random sailing-related blogging I plan to spew on these pages in the coming months.


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