When this sailor began the task of preparing his sailboat for its first water journey of the year the sun was bright in the cool sky and there was just enough wind to justify a late afternoon sail around the lower waters of Hoover Reservoir.
Working alone, this springtime sailor steadily assembled mast and lines and rudder and sail with great intent for only just a brief turn around the small lake formed by the man-made dam. Working against time and weather he fought the tangled lines and taut cables of a freshman voyage despite the sun disappearing behind the blanket of clouds casting a cold shadow across his endeavors.
As the temperature and wind dropped he completed the assembly and launched into a less than speedy trip across the lake, his first of the season.
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