Cold runs – Warm dreams

It’s that time of year when it kinda looks like a wonderful day on the boat. Or not? or yes, or not. At least thats the way it is here in Virginia. I know up north its clearly less of a grey area. Or maybe its still a grey area. As in grey skies, grey trees and so on. The complete opposite of the last gasp.

Working on stuff in the barn

Do we need a name for this time? Of course we do. “The first splash”, or First plop! Since the Last Gasp so defines the time of year when we stretch out our love, this is that time of year of hope, looking forward, and a summer of slow sunset rumble cruising.

That magic moment of flat water, sunsets, and family

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16 Responses to “It’s Friday! Get Out There….To Soon? We Need A Name.”
  1. Captain Nemo

    To me, first time out is always referred to as “shakedown cruise”.

  2. Wudzgud

    AMEN
    The Lord gives us the seasons to appreciate when the ice goes off the lake, the sun becomes warmer and the rumble of boat takes over. AMEN!

  3. Wilson

    Interesting…Tornado warnings here in N. Florida. Looks like 6/8 ft. seas out in the Gulf . Don’t think I’ll go boating here today.

  4. Mark

    Depends where up north you are. Here in the northeast it is warm enough today (70) but cloudy and showery.

    Besides after 3 years of maintenance free bliss Rocket Man is due for some varnish refresh so it will be a little while.

  5. tparsons56

    On Wednesday of this week the main part of Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan was ice covered. It rained that night and the next morning the ice was gone [got heavy and sank?]. Still too cold to go boating but hope is in sight. For this climate I nominate the first day of boating as “About Freaking Time” day!

  6. John Rothert

    Storms threaten….not Going Boating today…or tomorrow…or this weekend……be safe friends.

    John in Va.

  7. Jim Staib

    It’s “Fish Fry Friday” At the tavern on the river so we can watch the water and wish we were out there!

    • Wudzgud

      Yes to the fish fry, But you will blow down the river today. Delivering to Water Tower Marina in McHenry and getting blown all around.

  8. Dennis Mykols

    “In The Spring A Young Man’s Fancy
    Lightly Turns To Thoughts Of Love… Boatin”
    This is the title of my next Classic Corner article in the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt boatin magazine, (Shameless plug).
    Talks about if you were thinking of selling your boat in the fall but glad you didn’t come spring “LAUNCH TIME”.

  9. Dick Dow

    For many of our boats it’s a “Swell Time”… Hopefully the batteries are charged! “Sindbad” is launching Wednesday in preparation for “Opening Day” the annual Seattle Yacht Club celebration of our hobby. The theme this year: “Boating Through the Decades”.

  10. briant

    After being cooped up all winter with us kids, my Mom would snap, lose it in the spring and just yell:

    ” That’s it. Get the hell out. Now. Now! NOW! ”

    So my vote for getting the boats out in Springtime….

    “Get the hell out.”

  11. Alex

    On the rocks? (Still have ice floes in the Great Lakes.) Though “on the rocks” has other connotations doesn’t it?