Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring Sailing

We've had a very mild, in fact warm, spring. The weather has been great for gardening and sunbathing, but pretty calm for sailing. When April showers move through, we get just enough wind to take our new Ste. Marie out for a sail on Powell Lake.

First we tack to starboard.

Then we tack to port where we see some clearing skies.

Finally we make it out to the open area we call the North Sea.


In winter, the winds and waves here can grow to epic proportions. But today it's just enough to let us to safely learn to sail. -- Margy

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  1. Sailing---what fun! I'm no sailor, but I can imagine the thrill. I hope you get more days of gorgeous skies while you're out on the water.

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    1. We are just learning. Summer should be a lot of fun. - Margy

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  2. Hello, your spring sailing trip looks like fun! I am not a sailor, but I am ok with the calm waters. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Me too, I hate rough water. - Margy

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  3. Fun times for you two on the sailboat. Hopefully the weather will be good for you in the coming months.

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    1. We get good breezes on the lake during the summer because of temperature changes from day to night. Should be perfect. - Margy

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  4. Beautiful! What a way to spend the day - you have a lovely life

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    1. Easier than our kayak, but both are a lot of fun. - Margy

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  5. Have fun learning to sail!

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    1. Learning from "Sailing for Dummies" probably isn't the best way, but we are pretty safe up the lake. - Margy

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  6. My! You are adventurous. It looks like a good day for learning.

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    1. We have so many hobbies it's hard to keep up with all of them. Guess that's what retirement is for. - Margy

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  7. It's nearly summer time!!!!

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  8. You guys have so much fun----lucky dogs. Happy sailing.
    MB

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    1. You are pretty lucky as well. The only thing I miss is horses. - Margy

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  9. Great that you are getting some sailing weather. I have no doubt that you will master sailing very quickly! Enjoy!

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    1. We are trying to learn "man overboard" rescue techniques. Not as easy as it looks on the video. - Margy

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  10. Love that last shot of looking along the sail to the shore! Nice shots! Enjoy learning to sail!

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    1. A friend's cabin is on one side. It made a good spot to aim for. - Margy

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  11. Ah, my kind of peace xxx

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    1. You are used to a much larger sailboat, but this one is perfect for our lake use. We had to pay for it to be hauled up from Vancouver on the ferries. That cost almost as much as the boat. - Margy

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