But first, some statistics:
# of posts in 2005: 6
# of posts in 2006: 19
# of posts in 2007: 30
# of posts in 2008: 33 (including this one)
This is a pretty pathetic number of posts, especially compared to some of my favorite fellow sailing bloggers ever. Seeking to better understand this data, in true execu-droid style I performed a complex analysis of the figures and arrived at the following conclusions:
- My enjoyment of the sport increased dramatically when I upgraded from my 14-foot dinghy to my fabulous Capri 18 'yot.' There were many more stories to tell in 2007 - my first full season of sailing Central Air '2.'
- Although my enjoyment of the sport -- and my skill level, as I finally graduated to the level of 'novice' -- increased even more in 2008, I was too busy having great adventures and making lovely memories (and storing more precious snapshots in my mind than even the flickr could contain), and that didn't leave much time to blog.
The post that best represents this season of adventure and lovely memories is 'Hooray for Team La Vita.' This post is simply the best because it provides a snapshot of this season that includes all the components of a perfect sail: great company, a stiff breeze, and a crew that just 'clicks.'
Viva Team La Vita!