Tag Archive: sailing

Jun 29 2015

I should really take sailing lessons …

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I don’t know whether it’s the fact that I was born under an astrological water sign (if you put stock in such things) or that I grew up in the land-locked midwestern U.S., but for as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by, drawn to and felt very at home near …

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Sep 04 2005

The Sailing Update: Highs and Lows

Dr. Darling put the finishing touches on “Victoria” on Saturday and we launched her in the small pond at the local boat harbor sans champagne) in what turned out to be too much wind. In hindsight, this was not especially smart. But hey, we’re novice model boat sailors so what did we know from wind?! …

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Aug 31 2005

Fun with epoxy…

Dr. Darling starts a post-doc project for a major laboratory in Copenhagen on Monday and seems determined to do as much playing as possible during her last week of freedom for awhile. I’ve already mentioned that we’ve purchased three different kites since last Saturday, but the “Re-living Your Childhood” Stakes got much higher today when, …

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Aug 17 2005

Sailing report interrupted

I’ve been wanting to write about Sunday’s sail for days now but work has been completely crazy lately and by the time I get home I just don’t have it in me to sit in front of a another keyboard. But as of about 6:30 this evening, I’m officially "on vacation"…and suddenly the iBook is …

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Aug 14 2005

The new rain jacket worked!

I got up this morning to find sunshine streaming through the windows…so Dr. Darling and headed up to Landskrona mid-morning for our day of sailing. And just to make sure the weather stayed nice, I left my sunglasses at home and wore a long-sleeved rugby shirt. We had a wonderful day of fishing and sailing …

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Aug 13 2005

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em…

I’ve been doing my best not to complain too much about the incredibly long stretch of cool and wet weather this part of Sweden has been enduring over the last three weeks.  But when a long-anticipated day of sailing had to be postponed today because of rain, my ability to keep any whining in check …

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