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Friday, August 07, 2009

Wind in my sails Friday Five

I am taking a break from packing to move this week and following my family up and down the beautiful North Norfolk Coast as they take part in a dinghy racing competition. Yesterday as a rare treat Tim and I took out a friends Albacore dinghy. With the children soon all leaving home we are considering buying one to replace our smaller Enterprise racing dinghy Wild Goose.

The first picture is of Wildgoose, the second of an Albacore, at first glance there might not seem much difference apart from the sail colours, but there is much more room for my long legs in the Albacore!
So why all of this boaty information? Well because sailing is a family passion, we love the water and the wind, and take delight in the fresh air and quiet, but also in the competition, striving to do our best!
How about you?
1. Is there a sport/ hobby that is more of a passion than a past-time for you?
2. Outdoors or indoors?
3. Where do you find peace and quiet?
4. A competitive spirit; good or bad, discuss...
5. Is there a song a picture or a poem that sums up your passion ?
Bonus for posting a video/ link.

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  1. I took a dive here

    Also posted my latest (cancer) test results in the immediately prior post. Good news!

  2. A few puffs of hot air (and bonus silly video!) over here!

  3. I'll play later (there is much to be done today, alas) - but also LOVE to sail, so I had to peek. What a wonderful set of things to think about, Sally!

    I did write about sailing a couple of weeks ago! :)

  4. I played sail on sailor as I dance, bike ride, walk dogs, and swim....

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  6. If I get blogger to cooperate, I'll be 9th in this Friday Five. I wonder what the prize will be? **laughing**

    Purple says.

  7. I am sailing and knitting, but not at the same time! :) Come along with me.

  8. Oh... I am flying on my paper and did my alphabetic gratitude blog... so I'll pass on this one. But when I need a study break, I'll come visit! :)

  9. Well, I tried, but HTML said an error won't accept it.

    So, it's saved, but not showing.


  10. since I am apparently incapable of writing a sermon without the preacher party, I played the Friday Five instead. :-)

  11. I plated for the first time here: Windy sails

    and I hope I figured out the link correctly!


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