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Ah... I still miss sailing Lake Superior .

Although I have to admit that I've stopped wondering why we ever left. Newfoundland geography and sailing makes me feel like we've come home.
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Although I have to admit that I've stopped wondering why we ever left. Newfoundland geography and sailing makes me feel like we've come home.
You will appreciate the leaving more when you first set foot on warm sand and see the cocnut palms

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Its the water
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But it is the water
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You will appreciate the leaving more when you first set foot on warm sand and see the cocnut palms
Baaaahhh. Warmth is over rated. Sure, sand and palm trees are nice, but where are the icebergs? And what would I do with my toque collection?
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Re: 9 foot waves with a 6 second period currently on Lake Ontario

Was this the thread where we were discussing man made dams on the Great Lakes?

https://www.democratandchronicle.com...ds/2775719001/

It seems there is more that can be done about it, as they are proactively trying to let more water now. It also reads like they intentionally hold water back, in the summer, to insure an adequate level for "navigation season". I didn't understand that, if it's been high all summer.

It sure sounds like we have screwed this up and nature would have done a better job all on it's own.

Of course, we fundamentally screwed up by building cities and homes on the waters edge, assuming that would always be the waters edge. It wasn't always.


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Hmmmmm.....close square waves.... Delaware Bay immediately comes to mind:-)

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Ah... I still miss sailing Lake Superior .
I had a nice sail one tack sail across Lake Ontario back In 2002 when I took my boat up to Canada via the Erie and Oswego Canals. Unstepping and stepping the mast was a bit of a pain. But, the spray giving the boat a fresh water washdown was a nice change from salt water sailing. Could do without the spiders though. Good news is they disappeared after we got back to my local waters.
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I had a nice sail one tack sail across Lake Ontario back In 2002 when I took my boat up to Canada via the Erie and Oswego Canals. Unstepping and stepping the mast was a bit of a pain. But, the spray giving the boat a fresh water washdown was a nice change from salt water sailing. Could do without the spiders though. Good news is they disappeared after we got back to my local waters.
Ah, the joys of fresh water. I still remember those good old days.

But you're right about the spiders on L. Ontario. We spent a few seasons based out of the Bay of Quinte. By August our boat was swarming with them. And not just cute little ones. Big suckers! We must have been the habitat for 10s of thousands of them. I estimate we were carrying 50 pounds of spider by the end of each season.

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Re: 9 foot waves with a 6 second period currently on Lake Ontario

There is an island we visit on Lake Ontario called Cedar Island. We call it Spider Island. When the wind blows it sounds like hail on your tent, but it isn't hail. It's big fat juicy spiders.
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