Sunday, April 20, 2008

4/20/08 Two venue day!



Well, three if you count my first trip to Assateague this morning. Was a bit of wind there, but too onshore for my liking. James Roe called from Keybox, and it was apparently breezy there as well, so i bolted for Delaware. Arrived and rigged 5.8. The ocean was very warm, but the session was cut short by thunderstorms. Still felt great to get out. I wore the helmet cam, and will be posting video later tomorrow. Not a pleasant feeling to be out on the ocean with thunder booming overhead lemme tell you.
So i went home and had lunch around 3pm, and it started getting breezy again. So we drove down to Broadkill. Ken, not the same beach we sailed last time. go right at the entrance to the spot we sailed last time, and follow the road all the to the end (bout 2 miles). They actually have vehicle access to the beaches there, and with no one around, I drove all the way to the top of the dunes, and parked it there and rigged. Swwet! Janis loved it and took some great pictures.
As for the sailing, I rigged the 7.0 and blasted around for an hour or so. Tons of fun, especially considering I'd thought the days sailing was over after the ocean session. God I love this sport.



Gotta run now. More pictures and the video tomorrow.

3 comments:

Ken said...

Sounds like a nice launch

Catapulting Aaron said...

George -- just found your blog this morning, and it did a great job of keeping me from working! ;)

Looks like you mostly sail the eastern shore... maybe some day if there's no breeze, you can post a blog about where these particular spots are... I think I've been to New Road near Tower road... is Tower much better? Also, where in Assateague do you go, and is it worth the additional drive?

Glad you guys got some breeze this weekend... I took the drive down to OBX for the weekend and got all but skunked...

Do you ever sail Lewes? Is there a good launch there?

Overall, awesome blog... I'm burning with jealousy over your Maui pictures, though :)

Catapulting Aaron said...

George -- just found your blog this morning, and it did a great job of keeping me from working! ;)

Looks like you mostly sail the eastern shore... maybe some day if there's no breeze, you can post a blog about where these particular spots are... I think I've been to New Road near Tower road... is Tower much better? Also, where in Assateague do you go, and is it worth the additional drive?

Glad you guys got some breeze this weekend... I took the drive down to OBX for the weekend and got all but skunked...

Do you ever sail Lewes? Is there a good launch there?

Overall, awesome blog... I'm burning with jealousy over your Maui pictures, though :)