Monday, January 28, 2013

Friday was a good news bad news day.Day started off by putting are beloved cat Hobie to rest.Very sick with Kidney failure. A great sail in the afternoon took my mind off him for a bit. Went out again Sunday,but light winds and the fact that some small stiff drifts had built up made sailing not an option.Spent the beautifull afternoon out cross country sking on the Bay.Very cool,saw a couple Bald Eagles, and a fresh Deer carcass out on the ice.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Floral Beach again

mostly pushing and skating.Miles of good ice under heavy Hoar frost.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Floral Beach

Back to Floral Beach.Lots of ice,heavy frost over textured ice.Good to see Ross again. couple hrs of mostly ice checking and a little sailing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More sailing

Two hrs of sailing tonight.Big (20 + Ktns) wind.Very nice night (-6 C) with gorgeous sunset.
Nice steady wind out of the South, made for some fast windward Leeward courses.
Going that fast hard to avoid the bumpy ice.Later when the wind picked up very tricky to round the leeward mark.Great practice.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Amethyest Again

Great day at Amethyest.Rain from previous day froze up nicely.Wind out of the West 10- 12 knts.Runners had good grip on the hard ice.Ice had a little texture to it but made for great ride

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ice Sailing in the Rain

New experience,sailed this morning in a very light intermittent rain.Ice was glassy sooth and fast.Unfortunatly, cold front moved in and temp went from 3 C to -4 C.Sailing went from being wet to being iced over and cold.
Hopefully this cold front puts a new flood on ,without creating shell ice
On a side note met a kayaker heading out for open water.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Back To Amethyst

Couple hour sail tonight after work.Nice 10-12 knt South wind.Recod high of 6 Celcious.Ice is still very hard with about 20% snow coverage.Rain tonight,could be interesting?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

More Wind And sailing

Another short day at M.
ission Marsh.Met a photographer who took some neat shots of me with the Sleeping Giant in the background.
Day was not without incident as I hit a working seam.Good thing was it was a low speed hit and only damage was a bent bobstay spent the rest of the morning on a very restricted sheet of ice,as the wave are blowing up the good ice.My recently sharpened runners worked well .Now back in ice searching mode.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

another day

Big winds at the mission today.Almost looking forward to some lighter winds.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mission Marsh Iceboating

Another great day.Today at Mission Marsh,nice bay 5 min. from home.Nice 15 mph winds on hard fast ice.Really need to get my blades sharpe.