Saturday, August 2, 2008

Scruffy Yacht Dog Sails Again

I know I haven’t updated my blog in over a month. July has been a very busy month. The marina finally put our sailboat in the water July 4th weekend. We packed Daddy’s truck for the trip out to Mattituck to get the boat ready for our Journey to Mount Sinai. I hope there are some treaties in there for me.

Imagine our surprise when we saw our boat. What is wrong with this picture? Where is the mast?

I went on board to check things out and look for any bones I may have left behind from 2006.

Nothing down here.

We unloaded all our stuff and washed the boat. Aunt Donna is in charge of washing the cushions.

After the mast was put in the boat there were extra parts left over, Mommy and Daddy were not pleased.

The next day the guys from the marina and Daddy finished putting the extra parts back were they belonged. Mommy and Daddy spent the next day and half getting Sailor Dance ready for her maiden 2008 voyage.

With stuff everywhere I found a yummy bone to chew on so I wouldn’t be in the way.

When it was finally time to cast off, Daddy had a problem. Someone was occupying his captain’s seat.

Bye Mattituck.

I kept a sharp eye out for other boats.

All clear ahead Dad.

Bye Heron.

We passed by the Old Mill Restaurant which Asta should recognize from last summer. The nasty swans were nowhere to be seen.

Once we were clear of the Jetty it was time to plot our course.

After careful consideration I picked out the pawfect course, 280 degrees to Mount Sinai.

Hey Dad come to port a little the sails are luffing. Hmm smell that salty air.

I smell something good in the galley. I wonder what Mom is making for dinner?

This is a picture of our new harbor. This year Sailor Dance will be parked on a mooring in the middle of the harbor. A motor boat called a launch takes us to and from Sailor Dance.

Stay tuned for the rest of July…

Luna Licks


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a good little skipper you are, Luna! We bet it would be so cool to ride on a boat! You look pretty comfy and relaxed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Xciting stuff Luna! Thank dog you knew where you are going and what to do with the navigation... seems to me the captian is very reliant on you, rightly so. You look just pawfect in the captains seat of Sailor Dance to me.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Dewey Dewster said...

Well Luna..

We thought we'd never hear from ya again....what a great adventure yer ya stay on the boat all summer? we missed yer story from last year....I hope yer careful on the water but it looks like ya are...since ya were about ta drive the boat 'n all...'n plotted the course too...yer one smart foxie....

Dewey Dewster here....

Jackson said...

Ahoy, Captain Luna! Can't wait to see more photos from your trip...J x

Asta said...

I am soooo jelly.
ow that I've been on a boat, I can see what a vewy lucky dog ou awe!!! the wind in youw haiw..
the boat I was on was not all spiffy like youws..just a little tub..but dog, was it evew cool to be on the watew..I've been looking fow you on the Hudson evewy day, but no luck
smoochie kisses
pee ess..we wewe in shiwley Mastic(heheheh..isn't that a stoopid name fow a town?)

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

My Mom says she used to sail out of Oyster Bay Harbor and she's been to Mattituck and all ports thereof. Whatever that means!

She and Daddy were talking about getting a sailboat and they said I would love it. Looks like I would!

How do they keep you from jumpin over and swimmin all the time?

Bussie Kissies

Agatha and Archie said...

You just need a little skipper hat and you'll be all set!! Love and kisses A+A

Asta said...

Awe you still at sea???
I wish I was..I love Jackson, but this has been sooo stwessfull..I'm hoping he will get lots bettew soon!
So faw he's doing sooo well..he's such a bwave fightew, and all ouw combined doggie pwayews awe wowking to help him
smoochie kisses