Driving Miss Belle

The joy of watching someone you love overcome  fear and do what they knew they could do…. …priceless.

My sister piloted her Boston Whaler, with a Honda 60, from her houseboat, to the dock I am staying on, across San Francisco Bay to the Corinthian Yacht Club, by herself, first time, triumph!  We high fived each other as we got off Belle at the Club, only to be turned around by Hans, the dock master guy, who sent us into an even smaller spot, which terrified Janet even more, which she did anyway.

After a yummy Sunday brunch, we docked Belle back at the houseboat, walked to the sailboat and picked up Edgar and then back to the houseboat.  About a mile each way.  Along the route, a friend stopped Janet and gave her a couple fat, fresh frozen lobster tails from a recent diving trip.

We decided to eat the tails with sauteed vegetables in a white wine sauce.  When they thawed, it turned out we had been mistakenly given the “prize catch”.  This single tail was over 2 lbs of deliciousness.

“Mama said they’d be days like this” the good ones, the ones we we’ll remember, an incredible dinner cooked and enjoyed with a sister, a nice walk and conquest of fear.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Arleen Girotti on April 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Go Captain Janet and First Mate Cathy !! Sounds like a great day !


  2. Sounds like a perfect day!! I’m so happy for you. A two pound lobster tail!! I can almost taste it! Love You!


  3. Posted by Michele on April 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Hey it sounds like you are finally finding the groove you’ve been looking for. It’s still raining here, they had 20″ of new snow up at Timberline, but hey don’t worry about us poor smucks toiling away up here in Rainland. Hopefully we all won’t be rusted by the time you get home. luvM


  4. Posted by Robert Hughes on April 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I think think this whole enterprise is soooo great! For sure your venture will be far more legit than Steinbeck’s turned out to be in Travels With Charley, which was probably more a wanderlust fantasy for me than Kerouac ever was. See the NY Times article if you have not yet, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/books/steinbecks-travels-with-charley-gets-a-fact-checking.html

    Like a DJ was once fond of saying when he signed off, I wish you nothing but Blue Skies and Green Lights


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