Saturday, May 7, 2011

Yaaaayyyy!!!! Nothing Broke!

Took Rosa out today and had a nice little sail. There wasn't enough wind but I took her out anyway. L came out with me for the first time and had a ball... well, not really. As there was no wind we went Sargasso Sea a couple of times and my descriptive call of '... wow, now we're really flying!!!' , just met with puzzled looks.  I don't think it was as interesting or exciting for her as I had described.
Varsity Lakes
 Main thing though, was that there were no breakages. No tears, no near misses. Very sedate sail, which was probably best. Shame it was so boring. IF she comes out with me again, hopefully there'll be a bit more wind next time.

Not Much Wind
PS. The dolly worked really well.


  1. You know, no wind, no sailing, the doldrums. Mill ponds, glass like surface... Sargasso sea. Or is that lots of sea weed? Hmmmm...

  2. Wikipedia says: Sargasso Sea
    "historic incidents of sailing ships being trapped there are due to the often calm winds"

    "currents deposit the marine plants and garbage they carry into this sea"

  3. Exactly! Becalmed and seaweed/flotsam/jetsam. Well, the lake is actually very clean. We were only becalmed.

  4. It all looks pretty good though.

    Is that the flotsam, holding the tiller?

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    1. Summer?

      Weather has been rubbish and my single-person-lift rig still needs a bit of work. Actually broke one of my oars and bent my rudder... bit on the transom that the rudder fixes to, gudgeon?... the other day giving it a test run in the back yard.

      So, I needed other people to go with me, they were few and far between, and rubbish weather. Hence, no.

      Paints holding up well though, even being out in the weather.