As I said, we've been loaned a sunfish to use for the summer, and Julia had an unfortunate first adventure on it. So yesterday, Adam was determined to have a "redo." I said Julia needed a day on the creek in her red boat. He said he'd go out with her, in the sunfish. But he had ulterior motives. We schlepped both boats over to the Wildlife Ramp public access here in town. Adam's in the sunfish:
the Provision Company (Oh yeah ... Philip did that website!), dashed home for Adam's tool kit, and came to his rescue :) He fixed the part, and they were underway.
They had a much better day this time around! Julia soon realized that her daddy had a slight speed advantage, and he convinced her to leave her dinghy and oars at a friend's dock, and continue up the creeks on the sunfish with him. (Thus, his tricky plan to get her back on the sunfish was successful.) They had a grand time -- great wind, flying along, planing at times (that's when you're going so fast you're basically skimming along the top of the water), and getting rather wet. They had to tack on the way back, going into the wind. I think maybe she likes the sunfish again :)
Here's a short youtube video of a young man speeding along in a sunfish. I don't think Adam was doing the leaning thing -- haha!!
If you watch to the end, you'll get to see him use his TEETH! Yikes! I hope his dentist doesn't see this!