Saturday, August 2, 2014

Night sailing



A few weeks ago we got together with some family.  My uncle and I were talking about sailing at night and all the great adventures we've had out on the lake after dark. 

 Well little ears are always listening. Myles I think figured out that if he could talk us into sailing at night he would be able to stay up past his bed time.  He has been relentless in his pursuit of a night sail.  So Friday we made it happen. 

 The weather all day was gorgeous with a nice sailing breeze but we held off until night.  Leaving  the dock about 9:30 in the dead calm.  About an hour later the wind returned.  The south side of the lake was super quiet with the exception of a few late night fisherman returning.  The north side had a nice party going on with a great live band.  As we drifted back and forth we went from silent to rock and roll.  It was quite a contrast and very humorous.  


Here we are doing a light check before we leave.  For running lights I use the simple clamp on flashlight style.  

Yes they work now that they have new batteries.  Not saying any names, but someone was playing with this one on Fourth of July and left it on.  

For below deck, we gave Myles a glow stick.  This doubles as a safety, so we can keep track of him as well.

Big rock band.


Sail with a glow stick.

Myles and I spent the night on board.  As dawn broke the sun began shinning through the port.  


Our mosquito netting held, mostly.


I made it to the end of the pier in time to snap a few shots of the morning harbor.  





Some people will sleep all day.   So I headed back down the pier with my fishing pole.  Lost one lure and a fillet knife.  I am the worst fisherman ever.