Spinnaker Sail  

 

When my parents first adopted Pacifica, she kinda came ready to sail with the big colorful sail up front.  I have seen these sails on other boats while sailing and thought they were really pretty.  Though sometimes the people on the boats didn't look very relaxed as the big colorful sail twisted around their boat, and sometimes the boats seems to be doing alot of swaying back and forth with these up front, so personally I didn't see what the hype was all about.  But they sure did look pretty and hey, what girl doesn't like to look pretty - whether it be human, boat, or doggie???

Anyway, my dad had to do alot of work on the boat to get all the ropes -- ahhh, lines right so we could fly our big sail.  We actually have 4 big sails, one came with Pacifica and dad bought 3 more from a guy who said it made his boat go too fast when he did trips with his friends.  I'm all for going fast, that means we can get to the beach faster and run on the sand...

Well, the day finally came where we were ready to officially fly our spinnaker.  So mom and dad invited Robert and John to experience the moment with us - they all really take this stuff seriously.

It was a nice calm day - everyone was in good spirits.  Here Dad and John are up looking quite pleased -- I look like that right after a good stick find, so I know how they must be feeling...

 

And here the guys are admiring the nice big red and white sail...

Then it was the girls' turn for a nice picture with the spinnaker...

We were really moving and I have to say I was enjoying it - it wasn't out of control at all.

When we got back, the humans celebrated with sparkling apple cider and cupcakes - I tried to ask for one, but all I got was a cookie, oh well...

So, I wonder what colors the other spinnakers are?  I have a feeling with my daddy, I'll know soon enough.  In fact I think I hear him talking alot about the ocean again - maybe that means I'll go to half moon bay?

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