|49'f and steady winds WSW|
Taken by Tom Ersk on his Pearson Wanderer "TnT".
She looks like a long 21 feet to me!?
At my return I went to the marina office and made arrangements to shift to a new slip as many others were closer to the marina entrance and had an ice free path out. Now I walk a little further to get to the boat but I have to motor less to get out passed the breakwater and I might be able to get out a few more days when I might have been frozen in at the previous berth.
With the working jib and a reef in the main we had the lee rail in the water when the wind was strongest, but mostly it was just easy peasy lemon squeezy!
▶ 2013 sail #10 - YouTube
I am more and more impressed with this boat each time I sail her. Today with the working jib and reefed main the helm was pretty close to balanced but the thing that is impressive is how quick she seems. I think that all my time sailing full keeled displacement hulls was led me to be surprised by the lighter planing hulls and their quickness.
Well if I don't get out again for a while I can look back fondly on a good season thus far. Averaging one sail a week is just fine for me. I am hopeful that at the end of the spring time I will get more time out each week but considering that most boats have been put up for the season I feel pretty fortunate. I will say that I was not alone out there today. It was with great pleasure that I saw 3 other sail boats out, 2 under sail and one just drifting and motoring but enjoying the warmth the day offered.
It is a good way to end the year, and begin the new one.