In my collegiate years, on a limited budget, Boone's Farm Strawberry Fields and Ripple often were my beverages of choice. A far cry from this 'ripple' here. Rippleffect is an outdoor, educational, leadership program for kids ages 12-18. The sailing program is based here along the waterfront. Although I grew up in Portland 'on the water', sadly I've spent but few hours in my life actually upon the water. I've been sailing a small number of times, and each time found it invigorating and quite fun but confusing as ever. If I'm on the high seas these days, cruising on a big ship is where I want to be.
Does a banging headache about 12 hours after indulging count?
We had a sailing program of sorts in Haninge for a few years. Kids with problems could join and learn a few things while on the boat. But then when the municipality needed to repair the ship, they decided to sell it for peanuts and now if they want to use it they have to pay a lot of money. Don't think I have ever tried Ripple.ReplyDelete
I learned how to drive a boat before to know how to ride a bike .My grandfather was my teacher . Always in love with sea and sailing, even if I don't sail anymore ( http://labelleescale.blogspot.com/ )ReplyDelete
Benches posted , THANK YOU !
Sailing is work. I prefer to paddle. :-)ReplyDelete
Sailing is a terrific way to spend some time. This "rippleffect" is a wonderful find for your memories.ReplyDelete
I've not sailed since a young kid and then I remember thinking the boat was going to turn over all the time. I like the sound of the Ripple Effect program, though. Does Ripple come in a bottle up thataway.ReplyDelete
Yes, I think you can still find it. Everything old is NEW again?????Delete
When I worked in Chicago, our boss took us sailing on Lake Michigan a few times. That is the closest I've come.ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of sailing Birdman, too many nasties in the water ie sharks :)ReplyDelete
I'll stay on dry land!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful program to teach kids how to sail. It could become a life skill. You should go take sailing lessons yourself and buy a small sailboat. Those small boats are the best teachers. When you make an error they just dump you in the water. Bigger boats are more forgiving, but also more expensive.ReplyDelete
Tried to learn to sail 10-15 years ago . . . I could keep the boat sailing but had a LOT of trouble getting it to go where I wanted it to go, and in getting it back home again. Alas. Wish I'd learned when I was young.ReplyDelete
cool name for the program. boone's farm was one of my sister's favorites, too.ReplyDelete
These days our sailing program consists of pouring buckets of money into building a sweet little boat that promises adventure. When it will deliver same is another question. But it's something DH has long wanted to do. By the time it's launched I hope we'll have enough cash left to buy a bottle of Ripple to break against the bow.ReplyDelete
Aside from the occasional canoe excursion, I don't really spend a lot of time on the water.ReplyDelete
Can't imagine learning to sail. That rocking boat would make me sick!ReplyDelete
I used to go sailing quite a bit back when I had several friends who owned sailboats. I would never have been able to attempt it on my own though. I had almost forgotten about Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine. That does bring back some college memories!ReplyDelete
Nice shot. I remember those wines and not in a good way.ReplyDelete
I grew up in a waterfront town, too, and never spent much time on the water. Boats are terrific ways to lose most of your money.ReplyDelete
I am another that grew up and still live near the water, but I rarely go on boat. I agree with Jack about the costs!ReplyDelete
Nice and interesting posting.ReplyDelete
I live near the coast, at the Stavanger area, southwest in Norway.