Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lake George

We launched the sailboat right from Salt Springs and took the spring run all the way to Lake George. I’m very happy we had a couple of things in order. The first is having a decent outboard. Thanks again Spud, it worked really well.

The second bit of kit that was really useful was our depth gauge. Finally got that working. The whole run to the lake we were usually in 2.5 to 3 feet of water -too shallow to let the swing keel down. In fact the entrance to the lake only had about 1.5 feet of water. That’s where some boneheaded boater decided to anchor a big pontoon boat. It was pretty tight but we make it past into the lake.

The sailing was pretty good in about 10 mph of wind. It was a really pleasant day. The trip back was made totally under sail power. The going was slow, but it was perfect for watching wildlife.

By the time we pulled the boat out and squared it away it was starting to get dark and we were exhausted. Instead of cooking dinner we went to a pizza place across from the campground.

My lovely wife and I have been doing a lot of swimming and snorkeling in the springs. That’s one of my must do things for when we are here in Florida. Sure beats dealing with the winter storms up north.


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