So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We put the sailboat in the St. John River just south of Lake George. The town of Astor has a pretty nice boat launch. My lovely wife and I checked it out on Sunday but didn’t bring the boat. We heard it was always super busy on the weekend. As it turns out, it was also pretty busy on Monday, but we launched anyway.
I gave Spud’s little outboard a good workout. It ran well. Motoring against the current and wind we were doing about 4.9 mph. With the current we moved along at 6 mph. Since the theoretical hull speed limit is 5.5 knots, the little motor didn’t do too badly.
After a couple hours of motoring upstream, we threw out the anchor and had lunch. Coming back we were able to sail. Between the light breeze and the current we poked along at 2.5 to 3 knots. Turns out that was a good speed for observing waterbirds.
The plan was to take a bunch of photos, but the phone’s camera died almost immediately. The phone shuts down when it still has over half a charge. Time to get a new one.
This is the only photo that came out. If you blow it up you can see one of the fishermen on the river.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.