Monday, March 23, 2009

Now Spring's Resprung!

Went for a nice paddle yesterday! Cool and windy--should have sailed--but made for a nice paddle anyway!
Objective was the slough just seen at upper, right in this image. Made it to the mouth but returned before going farther since I knew I'd have to paddle against the wind on the way back and wanted to leave myself time before sunset. Route (yellow line) beginning at lower, right. Wind also from lower, right, which meant that most of the trip was in cross-wind or headwind. Not bad, though, but a good wringing-out for the first paddle of any sort of the year. 5 miles round-trip.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

And Now -- It's Unsprung (Unsprang?)

Wet, chilly, windy...'nuf said.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Sprang (at least for this weekend)

FINALLY got to sail yesterday! Water was cold, very windy, too much boat traffic in the ICW, not enough water over the oyster bars (scraped my leeboards and rudder, but they're designed to handle that), got soaked...had a great time!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Is Spring Springing?

I've been on the coast of North Carolina for a few months now and have had it with this winter weather! Now, to be reasonable, it's not a very serious winter around here. Having just moved here from the Tampa bay area, though--it's cold, man! Windy, too. I haven't been on the water sailing or fly fishing in weeks, okay--months. I am ready for spring!

This weekend we go back to daylight savings time (or do we go back to 'regular' time? Would that be 'daylight wasting time'?) and it seems this may be the weekend that begins spring here. Ready, I am!

So, in a few days I should be getting the canoe back on the water, sailing Bogue Sound and finding new places to sail, and fly fish, of course. We'll see how it works out....