Recap of the last trip out………

  Here are some of the figures from the last trip out and arriving home before the heat built up out there everywhere………..

Miles———————–7084
Border crossings——-20
Days out——————-23
Fuel————————-1103 gallons
Cost$———————–$4200.00
Tolls————————–$46.00
Repairs———————-for once $0.0

   With the truck securely in the shop, we proceeded to go about our packing and making sure everything was in the camper before  starting out for the lake to see if BellaVita (sailboat) was still bobbing around up there after the 4th of July. We had been gone for over a month and  we need to see if everything was ok. Way too many people up there to sail around and have to watch so intently all the time. Better to go after most have gone home after a holiday……………..
   The weather has been oh so perfect for the last couple of weeks, that most of us up here in the NW just don’t know how to act. Low 80’s almost every day and the water was like glass in the morning with breezes gaining well by noon and by afternoon stiff westerly wind that takes some preparing for with reefed sails so not so much heeling can happen……….that took us awhile to figure out but now we are much more confident than at first. The wind at this lake tumbles up over 2 dams and spreads out clean across the easterly part of the reservoir to bring ripples and pretty good sized waves with white caps prevailing all afternoon…………..tack up and then again further on …………almost every time its just too rough to go any further so we gybe around (wind coming over the stern instead of the bow) and coast all the way back with the wind to our back…..ahhhhhh…… and around the island….really is fun!

Daddy-0 is peaking out from the front making adjustments……..
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An uninhabited piece of water all to ourselves………..
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MJ checking before making a turn………..yikes!
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Happy Trails!!           Time for happy hour…………!!

                    

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