The sky looked heavy as we made our way to Lake Hinuma. As we didn't get as many opportunities to sail this year, I was determined that whatever the weather, I was going sailing.
Along the way we were passed by a train - a single car of the Kashima Rinkai Railway Ōarai Kashima Line which stops at Lake Hinuma - brightly painted with advertising for "Mentai Paku" (Pollock Park). Mentai Paku is a company at Oarai Port, just a couple of miles northeast of the lake, where they pack marinated (read spicy) pollock roe.
|Note the bird just left of the mast.|
The rain was gentle, and not too cold. Winds were light and variable, rising to five knots, but mostly less. It was very peaceful in the quiet rain. Quite a different experience.
Surpisingly, we weren't the only ones on the water in the rain.
We were glad that we didn't let a little rain stop us from sailing. The light winds allowed K to get in some tiller time and we both enjoyed the different sights and sounds of rain on the lake.
A hot shower and lunch at Mama's Kitchen brought a comfortable end to our rainy day outing.
Until next, sweet sailing.