The Kids Came To Visit

“The Kids” (Xan and Han) live way out west. LA and Las Vegas. Once in a while they can structure their vacation to come east and visit mom and dad.

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It was a cloudy day with wind out of the E at 17g22. A sporty day in the Piankatank river entrance.

We had some lunch and took Red Ranger out for a little spin around. 

It was rocking and rolling and rather unpleasant.

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Indeed, it was some of the worst sailing we’ve seen. We’ve learned that we like flat seas and relatively calm weather. We’ve been bashed around, of course — most sailors have been beaten up by the weather.

It was important to note that the 3’ seas which — once — broke over the bowsprit are spectacular but they’re easily avoided by waiting for a better day.

We’ve had our share of bad weather issues. But they’re rare. Paying attention to the forecast can improve the sailing a lot. 

But. We only had this one day to sail. So out we went. We rocked and rolled. And we came back. Things worked. We handled it well. Nothing broke. It was a great day.

  © Steven Lott 2017