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Monday, October 16, 2017

Another beautiful day on the water



It started out simple enough. My lovely wife and I went down to the lake to do some work on the sailboat. We did get a few things done.

Then the wind kicked up and we just had to lift anchor. The rest of the afternoon was spent sailing. We didn't bother with the jib, only the mainsail. The wind was very uneven. Sometimes there was very little wind and we were barely poking along. Then a gust would blow down from the mountains and almost bury the rain in the water. Good fun.

The leaves are past peak, but temperatures were up in the 70s. Pretty amazing for the middle of October.



I tried to capture this eagle being harassed by a crow. The phone isn't the best of cameras. My lovely wife was at the helm and we were riding one of those mountain gusts while quickly running out of lake. We had the place to ourselves.



This evening there's a chance of 80 mph gusts in the mountains. Interesting weather. As I write this it's starting to sound like a freight train out there.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. Glad you got in a sail about the lake. The crow's turn will come when a couple sparrows take after him! - lol

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    1. I wonder what will be chasing the sparrows?

      It was a nice afternoon.

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    1. It's past peak, but they are still nice. November is the gray month. The leaves are gone and it's just bleak.

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  3. Stay safe and enjoy the sailing while you can. Winter will soon be upon us.

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    1. We have some nice days yet in the forecast. I fear that one day I will wake up and it will be winter.

      Plan on sailing in FL by mid January.

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