We ventured into Lake Washington to collect sunshine and listen to the thruming of traffic on the 520 bridge, and Michael regaled me with stories of their life-changing 3 week sojourn in China.
Coming back, I asked Michael to spot me on our return to the dock. I applied the trick that Lynn Reister told me about bringing a boat into the dock single-handed: tie the ends of the bow line and stern line together in a large loop bow to stern, and hop out at the appropriate time and you've got each under control. I managed to foul the joined lines with the spring line and the lifelines, but it proved only a small problem. Basically, It worked like a charm, and I was able to bring Ripple into her berth single-handed for the first time... an important step. Thank you, Lynn!
A red lantern day, indeed.
Michael's picture of me stowing the stays'l on our reentry to Lake Union.