Captain Sails for the First Time


I mentioned our dog, Captain, in my last post. This Christmas was her first visit to Let It Be.

Initially, Cap was not a fan of being underway, especially if engines were involved.  Mostly she hid under the table of the cockpit, closed her eyes and pretended to be somewhere else.

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However, English Shepherd dogs are very adaptable and like to be involved in the decision making. So pretty soon Captain was up and about, making sure we were heading to a choice mooring ball:



In fact, by the end of her first two weeks of sailing, Captain was living up to her name and taking her turn at the helm:


And like any good captain, she took breaks, but stayed nearby in case we needed her help when she wasn’t at the helm:



I won’t be at all surprised if some day I find Cap has managed to make her own posts on this blog!


2 thoughts on “Captain Sails for the First Time

  1. She’s beautiful!! We’ve met some amazing sailing dogs over the past few years – an Argentinian dog in southwest Ireland, a British dog that had sailed across the Atlantic and back. I like big dogs, but I don’t think we’ve quite got the room aboard Carina.

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  2. Well, you have two little loves to keep you busy, where my babies are all grown up now. I was thrilled with how well Captain did on this trip. Such a relief because I sure don’t want to leave her behind! Captain can be a bit of a handful but we met SO many people because they all want to say hello to our dog.


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