One of my favorite summer memories is from a late afternoon in July, about five years back. It was a blue bird sky day, and I was sitting on a beach on Martha's Vineyard, with my dear friend Beth and her husband. My flight back to Washington was taking off around 7:00 that evening, and I was dreading leaving what might go down as one of the best beach days of the summer. Worse still would be dragging my favorites hosts off the beach early, in order for me to take a shower before heading to the airport. Gazing out towards the few remaining swimmers, a little voice popped into my head, inadvertently channelling my ten year old self, "So what if you don't take a shower before your flight? What would be so bad that would happen then?" READ MORE
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Do you remember Little Feat and "Put on your Sailing Shoes"? I'm feeling a little nostalgic this week, thank you in advance for indulging me. Above is my friend Steve's Swan 48, Dreamcatcher, moored in Katama harbor on Martha's Vineyard. I took this photo a few summers ago, on the way out to his boat to race in the Round the Island Race. His regular crew included a lot of our old Dartmouth college sailing teammates from the 1980s, but all of them continue to race a lot more than I do. I got invited to this regatta for several years running, I think because I could get good restaurant reservations in Edgartown, and because I had wonderful friends in town who'd let the whole crew use their shower.