a few hours before capturing images for this thread,
Todd Gardner and i were flying across Galveston Bay
on the maiden voyage of my SuperCat
Todd on trapeze wire, me on helm, she was a
thoroughbred consuming heavy air & sloppy seas with
much grace and speed
unfortunately, she was not mine to be ...
like jamming a stick in the front spokes of a bicycle,
my last memory was of her accelerating port bow folding in-half,
catapulting Todd and me airborne 'over the handle bars'
2010 hobie f18 national champion Stephen Cooley said,
"That was the most spectacular pitch-pole I have ever seen!"
a true Boston Whaler, she did not sink,
even with her hull slashed open like a salmon gaffed by a grizzly
i have lost much these last 6 years,
yet love and support of true friends has never wavered
"fiberglass & resin cannot give anyone a hug"
so swam out for a Photo of the Day session
In Memory of Candy Hanis
29 June 2011
your spirit brought all much happiness and joy