Friday, December 25, 2009

Back to basics

On December 23 before a big storm broke, we had 10 mph winds on Tims Ford, so I took out my first build: an 11 foot lapstrake Shellback dinghy designed by Joel White.  Five hours of fast sailing with nothing but the sound of water gurgling under the hull.  A peaceful break before the hectic days of Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstice Paddling on Lake Dimmick

It was sunny and cold, but the day was 2 seconds longer than yesterday.  Moki and I went for a paddle on Lake Dimmick to celebrate.  We saw a flock of 20 or more geese, a pair of raccoons, a blue heron, a soaring red tailed hawk, and, of course, deer.  All the wildlife interested Moki to no end.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December on Tims Ford

Foggy and misty and cold for a typical winter paddle

The next day sailing under blue skies in jeans and T shirt in the upper 60s.