We were on the water earlier than usual today, as there is some weather coming our way. The sky was gray. Winds were light, but quickly picked up to a nice 5 knots gusting to 7 or so. As usual, shifting about. I guess that's lake sailing, so I'll get used to it.
Not many others on the lake - a heavily tattooed man with a bevy of bikini clad girls went out on a power boat just before us. I didn't look of course, Kimie told me later that the girls were in bikinis. ;^) Later, someone took a "Semi" (Cicada) sailboat out solo.
The orange windsurfer was about to take a fall.
We sailed to the Far East - well far east end of the lake anyway, where there are some nice farmhouses. I especially like the ones with big tile roofs. We came about just in front of a line of bamboo poles marking fish nets.
We left Bluesette tied to the dock while we went for a shower and lunch. She was pulled out without us and we cleaned her up later (Bluesette, that is).
What sloppy crew member left those halyards dangling like that?! Oh, I guess it was me. It's good to be Captain sometimes.
Mama's Kitchen was excellent as always. I made a radical change and had the special of the day - fried chicken! This was nothing like what you'd get at most restaurants. It was more like you'd make it at home after buying the chicken from the neighborhood farmer. No desert offered today - whew! What a relief. Their deserts are great, but I really don't need the calories.
Back at the yacht harbor I posed for this pic in my Italian Donald Duck shirt (a gift from one of my sisters). On the back it says "marinae si nasce" which means "Sailors are born", and as you see, the front says "Capitani coraggiosi si diventa" or something like "Brave captains are self-made".
Well, after all, if I'm going to have to fight off triffids (not to mention bikini clad babes) in order to go sailing, I'll have to be brave!
Until next, sweet sailing.