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Chilly? Blustery? No problem...

Went out yesterday, counted 5 other boats. Wind was 10-15 with higher gusts, waves were very small because the wind was from the northeast, made for a pleasant sail. Oh, and we listened to the Bills game and blew the air horn when they won at the last second, but there was nobody around to hear it Bunch of wussies, perfect wind and only 5 other boats? WUSSIES!

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The weather window is starting to close over on the left side of the country too, at least for the fair weather sailors. We went out over night Friday and Saturday. Boat traffic is down considerably. It ended up raining Saturday but that was just the excuse I was looking for to finish a book I had been reading. Anyway, it's time to pull down the 140 and put up the 110 before the big October and November winds come. Whoo-hoo!
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Didn't your area get pummeled last week with some Ike remnant? I heard there was some damage around Buffalo & was wondering if you came thru okay. Nice vid!
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Sway went swimming yesterday.
Lake is right around 70 degrees still. (I think)
Chilly at night but still very pleasant during the daytime here in the midwest.
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Didn't your area get pummeled last week with some Ike remnant? I heard there was some damage around Buffalo & was wondering if you came thru okay. Nice vid!
Yes, my marina had 3 of the main docks ripped out, I posted pics here...Ike ravaged my marina! 1500 miles from shore!

My boat is in an undamaged slip (was standing on it when I took the pics) and was undamaged.
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Perfect Weather here!

We are finally into the good weather here in the South. Not so doggone hot. Here's what we did yesterday.
My oldest daughter mid-flight:


All in all a great day!
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We are finally into the good weather here in the South. Not so doggone hot.

Ain't that the truth.
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Went out yesterday, counted 5 other boats. Wind was 10-15 with higher gusts, waves were very small because the wind was from the northeast, made for a pleasant sail. Oh, and we listened to the Bills game and blew the air horn when they won at the last second, but there was nobody around to hear it Bunch of wussies, perfect wind and only 5 other boats? WUSSIES!
Nice video, and if that's your 19-footer, good for you in getting her out in a bit of air.

As you can see...I concur...yesterday was near-perfect "messing around in boats" weather. There were probably about a hundred boats off Toronto, though, because we sent Buffalo the only possible source of rain....



Seriously, though, I have no idea why some people seem to think "sailing is over" post-Labour Day. The best sailing of my life has been done in fall, sometimes right up until haulout in late October. It's when the wind happens, which, according to my research, makes the boat move. Even a four year old knows that!


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Val, is that you behind the wheel of your boat? If so, does your mommy know you're playing on the internet?

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Autumn, although a brief window, is one of my favorite times to sail. Cool nights and clear crisp days are a-okay with me!


We sailed this weekend and spent Saturday night on the hook. Great weather for sleeping, thou a little more wind would have been nice. Anchored off St. Clements Island and toured the lighthouse on Sunday.
Sailing doesn't end here until eh, mid - November. A few hardy souls after that, but most boats are on the hard.


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