Sunday, August 15, 2010

Good day to sail

We were a bit hesitant to leave the slip yesterday, as the wind was howling, and peaking in the twenties. We waited and waited for it to calm down a bit. We don't fear the wind at this speed, we fear the slip exit. The bow can get blown away from you pretty quick, and there isn't much room to maneuver the barge. The wind dropped enough for us to exit, so we went for it. We made it just fine, even as the wind went right beck up to the twenties. Daughter Kelly and Eric were with us, and our friend Don came along. Was a nice ride, but the wind was gusty, which kept us on our toes. Deb did not steer, or tweak the sails at all this ride. Was weird just having her as a passenger / docking master.

1 comment:

  1. We had a good sail in our little dinghy on Saturday too! Keep at it, you'll be out cruising before you know it!