Monday, May 16, 2011

Bobbing Ducks

Sunday, we hooked onto the boat trailer, loaded the sails and headed to Lake Somerville, Somerville, TX. We arrived at Birch Creek Park and the wind was blowing enough to make a few white caps here and there. There is a sandy beach next to the ramp which makes it a great place for our small boats. We pulled them off the trailer and beached them, easy. The wind was from the north, looked like it would be easy to catch the wind and sail off. Well, not the case, at least not for me. Dale had a little trouble getting far enough out where the wind was, but he made it. I, on the other hand, had trouble. Being short legged, if I get the boat out far enough to not get blown back in, it's too deep for me to get in the boat. ( Sigh ) Dale had to come back and give me a big push out into the lake. Okay, now I adjust the sail, and slowly make my way away from shore.

Once we did get launched, the wind was beginning to die down. No more white caps. As the day wore on, the wind, what there was of it, would shift... or stop completely. At times, we were just bobbing in the water.

This "no wind" thing did give us the opportunity to take pictures. That was a good thing.

All in all, we had a good time. On our way home, we stopped at Sealand in Brenham and had dinner. Good food.


  1. Lezlie,
    Looks like a great day sailing. What are your sails made of?
    Dave (PDR #287)

  2. The yellow sail is 3.3 oz tarp from The blue is 5.2 oz tarp from In the light winds, the lighter yellow sail does better, while the heavier tarp is better in stronger winds.