|Not my picture, but you get the idea - the spinnaker is the striped sail.|
Turns out, the lightning hit the pole with the internet recevier and blew it up. So the internet is down again. It was down last week in the whole region, I guess, so despite wanting to have internet at home since I moved in at the beginning of September, I've had 5 whole days of successful online access at home. Here's hoping the track record improves.
Today I am writing you from the Yacht Club, which has wi-fi. This morning I went sailing and we raced. We flew spinnakers, which are big sails that you use to go downwind.
I even got to "fly" the spinnaker, which means holding one end of the line (rope) and easing or tightening it depending on the wind. It is kind of like flying a giant kite, except you are attached to it. Very cool! We got rained on twice, but fortunately, I've figured out to wear my bathing suit underneath my shirt and pants, so it isn't too bad. Plus, it's still balmy at highs of 30 Celsius with cooler evenings at 25 degrees or so.
Enjoy the fall colours for me :)