It was a short season last year. Busy schedules, some really vicious weather, and a little bad luck conspired to keep us off lake Hinuma on far too many occasions. But when we did sail, (and once motored electrically), we had great times.
Our last sail of the year was astonishingly early - October 13th. The weather that day was glorious with beautiful skies and pleasant winds.
We prepped Bluesette, but as we were getting a late start decided to go for lunch at Mama's before sailing.
Moved on to pasta - mine with zucchini, tomatoes and herbs.
Dessert....grapefruit, mikan, grapes, cherry and kiwi.
Then it was back to the harbor to cast off. We were the only sailboat on the lake, but not alone - there were some jet skis, a water skier, the Yacht Harbor's power training boat, and some wind surfers around.
The winds were a little light at times, but enough to keep us happy on such a beautiful day. Besides the water was getting chilly and I'm sure K was glad not to be getting splashed.
K took some beautiful pictures toward Tsukuba-san which provided a majestic background for the lake and windsurfing sails. Click on the photo below to see the full sized version.
A lone little cumulus cloud appeared to float above Mt Tsukuba like a smoke signal. I think it was telling us that our sailing season was coming to a close on this idyllic day.
Or perhaps it means...
Until next, sweet sailing.