Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The heat won't keep us off the lake!?
It was nice to take our time, not worry about rushing, and still make it to the launch before dark. All was going well and we were on a record pace for rigging when a car pulled up beside us in the lot and wanted to talk about the Com-Pac line. Of course we had some info to share. Needless to say, we finished our launch in the dark. No problem, we are on vacation, and don't have to get up early in the morning. We set the sails and were once again reminded why we like night sailing. The water was calm, the moon was almost full and the lights around the lake provided a shimmering spectacle.
We found our favorite anchorage completely empty, so it didn't matter where we dropped anchor. One good thing about the hot and dry conditions - no mosquitoes. We were able to sit in the cockpit and enjoy the sounds of the critters on shore settling in for the night. We opened up the portholes and put the screen in the companionway, and wished we had a screen made for the hatch.
Like we said, we didn't have to get up early, so we didn't. To our surprise, we slept in until about 9:00. After a leisurely breakfast it was off to sail. Unfortunately, the wind was already done for the day. Try as we might, we couldn't find much wind. However, we did find that it doesn't take much wind to move the 23. Since our real goal for the day was to sail across the lake to get a front row anchorage for the fireworks, we headed straight across. By noon we were anchored and swimming in the water.
We anchored out because our son wanted to swim and take Dad on in a fishing challenge. The fish won! We stayed close to the launch so that we could drop Matt off in the morning so he could go to work (hehe). As it turned out we were not far behind him. The forecast called for another day of 100 degree temps and winds gusting to 30mph. We called it quits and pulled out while the getting was good!
Another successful adventure aboard Wrinkles.