Posts Tagged with ‘Lake Pontchartrain’
18 May 2014
Just a quick video that pretty much sums up an excellent weekend of sailing…
Congrats to Amanda who on her very first sailboat trip helmed the boat very well! And to Dani who managed not to fall off the mast.
09 Mar 2014
I’ve been thinking about this day for almost 2 years now. Oh how badly I’ve wanted to be back in the water and sailing again but so sweet was the memory of our past adventures aboard Sundowner that it seemed it would never come to happen again. It was just always around the corner but never here. It felt too good, too nice and too fun to happen to us. For us there is only work, more work, trying to have fun while working and some more work. That “sailing” thing was for so […]
09 Dec 2012
Summer is gone, Christmas is almost here and 2012 is coming to an end. Can you believe it’s been nearly 6 months since Sundowner has left the dock? After we returned from our big adventure to Orange Beach Alabama in June, Sundowner was prepped for Hurricanes and turned back into a project boat. While I do miss leaving the shore and sailing her to far away lands I know it is all a worth while sacrifice.
The rigging project is going to be lengthy, possibly pushing Sundowner’s sailabili […]
12 Nov 2012
Since poor Sundowner is in pieces (and so is my heart), Dani and I have to pick up sailing when and where we can now that racing is over. Mostly we’ve been forcing ourselves upon the Seaflowers but this weekend Tyler was going to sail Ro’annon from Slidell to Mandeville and back. He kindly offered to have us aboard as “deck apes”. I think we make pretty good deck apes. We’ve upgraded from our previous position which was “rail meat”.
We elected to […]
27 Oct 2012
Last night we decided to go for a sail. Despite the forecast front moving towards us rapidly from the North, we wanted to get out on the lake and have some nautical type fun. After everything was packed up we headed out into the lake. Beau has successfully repaired his Atomic 4 so it was nice to be able to motor safely, though we shut it down pretty early and managed to start the sail in absolutely wonderful conditions.
Sorry about the photo quality in this post. The moon was bright eno […]
28 May 2012
Happy Memorial Day! How lucky we are to be born in a free country. (In this blog that’s as deep as my political beliefs will go).
Today my Mom and our trusty friend Alan joined us on the boat for a day on the lake.
The weather man predicted high heat and low winds, but I didn’t believe him. I just had a feeling that today there was going to be wind. Besides almost every single time we’ve gone out this spring the winds have made for good sailing. I also hear all over the b […]
13 May 2012
Ah yes, a delightful ending to a lazy lazy weekend. Our Saturday plans to work all day on the boat were squashed by dreary skies and an evening party at a friends. Sunday it was then!
To the boat…we made it about 1:30 armed with 2 refilled diesel jugs for our fuel tanks, and an engine room plan. Off with the engine hatch and on with the anti-siphon plumbing. It went as expected. We also screwed a cedar plank across the two lower shelves in the engine room that makes a wider and […]
10 May 2012
Wednesday night is usually race night on the lake at this time of year. I’ve participated a few times. The results of which have been a mixed bag. I’ll talk about that later. Anyway, I called up Beau from Seaflower to see if he was going to race. He wasn’t but said he was up for a pleasure sail.
In light of that, we invited him to take Sundowner out instead of Seaflower and he said sure. We motored out of the marina at around 1830 into a slight chop from west wind t […]
06 May 2012
Today was a special day. A trifecta of amazing events conspired to make it a really wonderful way to spend a Saturday.
Today is/was Dani’s birthday!
Cinco de Mayo
Super Full Moon
Now any one of these alone is pretty cool but coming together like that is just sweet. So we did what any insane wanna be cruisers would do on such a day and went sailing.
It was the first time in 4 months that we’ve taken Sundowner out to sail. Deep in the drudgery of the electrical refit there was […]