|Storm clouds building? Not to worry.|
Friendship sloops are built to handle the weather.
|My own private tour on the comfortable Friend Ship.|
Captain Mike invites guests to bring their own food and drink;
wine and cheese are favored on the Sunset Cruise.
As we sailed the smooth waters Captain Mike told of the history of Lake Champlain. This waterway was important to the French and British in Canada as a way to transport goods to the Atlantic seacoast; therefore the lake became a critical strategic area during the battle with the British for control of the colonies.
|Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. Views of Lake Champlain|
abound in this hilly city.
|Looking through the rigging toward New York State.|
Captain Mike also relayed his own history. He worked for IBM for 29 years and was laid off in 2010. One year later he landed a consulting job with IBM, but in the meantime he added to his lifelong love of sailing by securing his Captain’s license. A year after that the Whistling Man Schooner Company went up for sale.
I have to agree. The storm has moved away and, on a warm July afternoon, there’s nothing better than relaxing on the deck of the Friend Ship while sailing Lake Champlain.
|Captain Mike and Tyler, enjoying the sailing life.|
|The Friend Ship in dock and waiting for the|
popular 6:30 p.m. Sunset Cruise.