Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wind and Spray
There's not a lot to photograph out there in the Gulf. Under those white clouds is the land. Not a lot of company out there today. We did see a nice good sized cruising cat, but we didn't see it for long. It was moving.
Got a bit more wind than predicted. My lovely wife pushed the boat a bit. Had it up close to its 5.5 knot max.
This time the motor started on one pull and never stalled. Everything functioned well. All the tweaking and adjusting is paying off. In the process of planning our first overnight.
Did clip a rock with the swing keel. Quickly lifted it up and got out of there. Then my lovely wife pointed out it was clearly marked on the chart. Won't let me forget that one. No harm done. I'll check the chart a lot closer next time.
In the morning, we are heading to the east coast to see the shuttle blast off. Almost the last chance to do so. Don't know how she did it, but my wife found us a camping site near the launch site. How cool is that?