We will be in Mentor Harbor Yacht Club tonight!!!

We will be back to the yacht club where our sailing days began late this afternoon....Paul was the yacht club member and I was part of his crew....and we both kind of got goose bumps when we got the boat onto Lake Erie....it was pretty neat....

For the last two nights we were harbored at Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.  Paul met up with an old Case University roommate who was also on the Case track team with him....Joe Kindling and his wife have been wonderful hosts....and this morning, Joe is aboard EverGreen with us to make the trip to Mentor....his daughter will return him back to Erie after the trip. Here are Paul and Joe on the bridge in the morning sun today...we left at 6-o-five this morning...

 

Yesterday, Joe took us to the Erie Marine Museum.....it is the summer home of a tall ship that is a replica of the ship that Commadore Perry was aboard when he won the War of 1812 in the battle of Lake Erie, against the British, in 1813.  She is a working sailing school, with a permanant crew of 18, and if you are hearty enough, you can sign up for a stint to learn how to sail a tall ship under pretty much the same conditions of the 1800's....the rigging still takes my breath away....here is a shot looking up into her forward mast....

 

Here is most of her.....we were told that if they strung out all of her lines, they would go for a distance of six miles end to end.....they still fire her cannons and raise all of her sails....in fact, she left port yesterday, and we spotted her in the distance this morning with full sail....it was awesome.....

 

TAKE CARE AND BLESS YOU ALL....WE HAVE VERY CALM SEAS TODAY AND THE SUN IS AT OUR BACK....MAY IT BE THE SAME FOR YOU!

Posted on 6/11/2008 8:11:00 AM by helenandpaul

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