Well, June went by quick. Been going 12 hours a day pretty regularly, with the occasional break in the middle, or today when our first summer evening thunderstorm nixed the sunset sail. Interesting season, with some great sailing and great people aboard. Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have been representing well, and lots of young kids, which brings me to 61 first time sailors already this year, which is more than half last year's total. I've logged more than six hundred miles already this year also. A couple nice lobsterbakes, a fiftieth anniversary sail, my oldest passenger yet (89 years old), and two different proposals (both successful!). I've had a group of 60th birthday celebrating ladies, friends since high school, who brought a guitar player amidst them, and we even had three generation of Canadians in one trip on Canada Day this past week. Installed some new cockpit grates, and bought new cockpit cushions, as well as appreciated the cleaner running engine from last winter's rebuild. Here's hoping that the remnants of Tropical Storm Arthur leave us alone to have a good time with the Great Schooner Race on Friday and the 4th of July fireworks. And onward we go, started to have weather hot enough to be super glad for the cooler air out in the bay, but starting to get tempted to jump in. Maybe by the end of the month the water will get warm. I will try to fill in the details of July then. Meanwhile, all the best, Captain Daniel Bennett
Captain Daniel Bennett rebuilt Bufflehead, maintains and sails her, sharing the experiences and the delights of sailing her with all who come aboard, and maybe here with others too.