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post #7 of Old 09-08-2009
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We spent Thurs and Fri on Lake Granby, Colorado, under the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park and about 8300' above sea level. Pretty, even with beetle-kill running 80%.

We got hit with several afternoon thunderstorms -- a bit late in the year for such intensity.

One nearly trapped us against the southern shore with sudden winds of 60 mph. We were a few seconds late shortening sail and had a bad time. Once we got things put away and the boat started moving, it was fine; the storm ended just 14 minutes after the first blast hit. It was a bit frustrating from a sailing POV, with winds that would never set in direction or intensity -- flukey even by the standard of mountain lakes. Probably our last trip of the season. Took the Bucc18 out for a couple hours yesterday, to sort out the new waterproof video camera. Screwed up the white levels something awful, and found it's tricky to hike and film at the same time. Still, gotta love a boat that planes upwind.

Buccaneer18, Grainnia
SJ21, Diarmuid
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn
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