Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
Sunday looked like fine boat sailing conditions. Did you race on Saturday? It was blowing rather vigorously!And yeah, heavy wetsuit/drysuit conditions are upon us.
Bonnie,Being a sailor, you might be interested to know that maritime author, James L. Nelson, has started a blog (Red Over Red) that will probably focus on that activity. Here is a link in case you would like to check it out: http://jameslnelson.blogspot.com/I met Jim once, and he is a very personable and enthusiastic spokesman for his craft.Ol' P
Peconic Puffin, we raced on Sunday. Saturday I would've left it to the windsurfers - those gusts were way too high for me. Sunday was absolutely gorgeous, as I said, we had some great racing, I'm just not as experienced as the rest of the sailors who were out that day - I can have a blast in 10-15 kts if it's steady; Sunday was very gusty & shifty & I still get a bit flummoxed in those conditions - not good enough to respond instinctively to rapid changes, I have to think everything through & then try to do what I've thought about & by the time I finish doing whatever it is the wind has shifted 3 more times & then I look around to see where the mark has gotten to and...aw, shoot, how the heck did I end up all the way over here???Yeesh. Ol' P, I don't know if I deserve the sobriquet of "sailor" these days. Still enjoy reading the adventures of people who are sailors though so I will take a look at Mr. Nelson's blog & add to my new blogrolls (whenever I get to those, I'm so bad at maintenance).
bonnie - I like reading about your Sunfish adventures. keep it up - it makes up for mine sitting in the garage ready to be put away for winter.
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