Monday, August 26, 2013

A ship on the Seven Seas ...

Back in the day, when I was a kid, a trip to the beach meant my father making some amazing boats out of things that would wash up onto shore ... Styrofoam cooler pieces, fishing line, random sticks or wood ... anything he could get his hands on.
One year, he actually made a pretty decent boat out of an empty can of Cheez Whiz, sticks, and string. Seriously.
Over the weekend, I made my first attempt at creating a boat from a small piece of wood, some sticks, rope, and a plastic lunch bag.
One of my children named the boat "Saily." And yes, Saily did actually sail! The rocks are "passengers."
The first time out, a big wave from the high tide coming in at Salisbury Beach crashed it over. I then grabbed the boat, fixed the plastic sail, and launched it again, only this time, a bit deeper into the ocean.
However, my kids didn't want it to sail away, so after a bit of time, I went back out into the ocean and got it out. Not bad for a first try. :-)
There are more photos after on the other page.

Thursday, August 22, 2013