We took friends out for dinner and a late afternoon sail last week. We love sailing at that time of day – low angles of sunshine and yellow light, the wind is still good but starting to drop off, in the summer it’s not too hot. After an hour’s sailing (or so) we cozy into a cove not too far from the creek where our marina is located, drop the hook, and rig for dinner. This involves setting up our collapsible cockpit table and handing out the food and drink that Ruth prepares before we sail. On this evening it was a delicious chicken salad with homemade rolls, chips and salsa, iced tea or lemonade, and dessert of homemade cookies.
After months – maybe years – of discussing what sort of table would work in our cockpit, we happened across a table like this one pictured above. The top folds together and stores compactly along with the base in a bag that’s about 36 inches long and 10 inches square. We found this table for sale in a hardware store for under $15.
We had a wonderful, peaceful evening with friends, talking about everything in the world, enjoying the scenery.
We retrieved the anchor before dusk, but needed to light the nav lamps to get back up the creek and into our slip. It was dark when we tied up. Great time on the water, great time with friends.