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post #8 of Old 05-01-2008
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Wow! That's really cool. Perhaps we ran into each other way back then.

You know, I've still never found a better place for sailing/camping than Stoney Creek... Used to beam reach back and forth on a Hobie 16, flying a hull most of the way.

We also had an O'day Sprite, Hobie 14, O'Day Daysailor and a couple of Lasers that we sailed there.

When I was a little kid, I watched them put in the launch ramp. I imagine it's looking a bit old by now. We used to keep our boat in the drysail lot, which was very convenient.

Before I could drive, I would head up there with some friends, and we would pull the trailer by hand an launch the boat. Someone would usually have mercy on us and haul the trailer back for us when we were done sailing.

Used to be wild parsley (Yes, parsley) that would grow in the grove just north of Eastpoint beach.. It was kind of fun to add fresh parsley to our picnic lunches.

Learned to swim at the Eastpoint beach, at YMCA day camp.

Lots of great memories. Thanks for helping me reminisce. I am glad you are passing this down to your kids.



1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

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