It's a new chapter.
I have embarked on a life on the open sea, to feel the spray of saltwater in my face and the coming together of earth and sky… OK, OK, maybe it's not that exciting, but I was invited to race on a sailboat for the summer.
Up until now, I have been an associate member at the Cobourg Yacht Club, which meant attending pub nights every second Saturday through the winter and listening to sailing stories from the seasoned members.
But now it's my turn.
During the winter get-togethers, I made it clear that I wanted to me more than a couch yacht club member and that I wanted to get onto Lake Ontario and learn how to sail.
My prayers were answered when skipper Peter Stirling invited me to crew on his 30-foot sailboat Nemesis. The first race of the season was scheduled for May 5.