Friday, April 25, 2008

Stardust Sails

We shoved off from the Telemar Marina last Sunday, with west winds blowing 10kts. That's perfect, because we headed north to Cocoa on the Indian River, and that put the wind on the port beam for the 20 mile trip north. Rachel put music on the radio, and we shared thoughts of Whitefoot. When we turned around in Cocoa, we spread her ashes in the water and threw roses in too. We sailed back to the marina with the wind on the starboard beam, with music in the cockpit to help us home. It was a beautiful day on the water, and we were happy to have such a nice day to help us say goodbye to our loyal dog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Goodbye Whitefoot

A week has passed, and I can now write about the loss of our beloved Whitefoot. A huge thunderstorm scared her off the boat, and she ran away, only to be struck and killed by a car 2 miles away. It was raining hard, with slick roads and bad visibility, and the driver would not have been able to avoid her.

We were in the process of putting up posters in the area the next morning, when one lead led to another, and I drove to the site of the accident to find her.

We are grateful to have her ashes with us, and plan to spread them on the ocean soon.

Rachel has been incredibly strong, and continues to impress Kathy and I with her maturity and understanding of the world around her.

Safe voyages, Whitefoot!