“Your Aunt Ruby?” said Jackson, raising his eyebrows. “Pearl—Ruby?
Pearl smiled ruefully. “It’s a family thing. All the female babies got named after gems. Quite romantic, not to mention optimistic. 832 more words
They say, better a bad day at sea than a good day at school/work etc.
It was my daughter’s first time sailing a dinghy and we put her out on her own in an optimist – this brilliant sturdy bathtub of a boat is a little stable cocoon, keeping young sailors safe yet still travelling well when wind catches the sail. 375 more words
Sunday was a perfect day for sailing. I went with my daughter, who’s home from college for a short break, and our friends—who own a sailboat. 419 more words