July 20th, 2012
Frenchies on the High Seas
Posted by F&S
While we were in Maine, Martha took us all out in her Hinckley Picnic Boat for the first ride of the summer season. It was a glorious day and there were many sailboats out on the bay racing or just tootling about. We Frenchies got to talking about sailing and perhaps setting off on a sailboat to see the world. Oh well, it’s fun to dream.
1 Ah, Sharkey, this is the life! Another fun-filled adventure on the open waters of Maine!
2 Right, Francesca! Martha's at the helm with GK underfoot!
3 I just love the feeling of the air through my fur and all of the salt air smells! Don't you, Franny?
4 I certainly do, Sharkey! I also enjoy watching all of the sailboats around us. Did you know that sailing has been around since the beginning of the Middle Ages?
5 If you think about it, the invention of sailboats had a huge impact on the development of civilization! Sailboats helped people travel distances for the purpose of exploration, trade, and fishing!
6 Nowadays, most of the sailboats we see are for recreation. Many modern sailboats have engines for backup, in case the wind dies or to get back to port quickly if the weather turns bad.
7 We should get a sailboat, Sharkey! We could go wherever the wind would take us!
8 GK is always talking about being a great explorer, Sharkey! The three of us could sail around the world together! Discover uncharted waters!
9 That sounds interesting, Francesca, and I hate to spoil your fun, but I'm pretty sure all of the water has been charted by now!
10 So, what do you say we enjoy the boat trip we're on and we can play explorers later!
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