Spring has arrived, the snow is finally done, and boat launches have begun. My arms are tired! There is a lot of boat to polish on Third Swan. The bottom has it's anti-fouling paint on (there is a lot of bottom to cover too) and I have been putting layers of varnish on the handrails and wood trim. Launch for Third Swan is probably about two weeks away. I am anxious for that first trip out the channel as the sun sets into Lake Michigan, and just the feel of a boat in it's element. A little wine and cheese with friends or an evening dinner aboard with Cathy makes the sore arms worhwhile.