|Barton (4321km): |
Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
2017 GA Vapor 7.9, 2017 iSonic 127 Ultra, Drake Carbon Slalom 44. Wind : around 12 knots from 2:30 to 5:10.
This afternoon was a 'pft' day. Wind just enough to tease but not enough to sail (unless one was foiling). Only attempted three runs, first two were basically slogs across and back. The last run, at 5:15 would have actually been a decent run except for the floating weeds on the far side which were immediately collected by the fin, making for an interesting reach back to the launch. The wind was light enough that I didn't feel like stopping, clearing the fin and hoping I could waterstart... So, not much time on the water. Normally we don't have a weed issue on Bonaire, but periodically, a mass of this stuff will blow in from the open ocean.
On the plus side, Adam, Lynn and AJ returned from The Netherlands to spend Christmas with Adam's father, Archie. I mention this because last March, shortly after I returned to the USA, they arrived on Bonaire. The first week Adam was sailing in Lac Bay, got catapulted, landed on the boom and broke 4 ribs. Took him six months to mostly recover... Another reason I really like my DaKine Surface Vest .