Friday afternoon I went for a sail. Normally Sally and I would go exploring the local countryside on foot and go for a sail on Saturday afternoon. However the weather forecast for Saturday was for very high winds (and they were not wrong!) so we went sailing on Friday instead but Sally didn't feel up to it so I went sailing single handed, Sally sat in the club house and read a book and took the photos you see on this page.
It was a good sail, especially as the wind freshened and I could get the boat planing in the gusts. It was a useful time to get to know the lake, what the wind does, and it does some strange things depending on where you are on the lake! I must have spent a good 2 hours on the water, maybe more, sailing in really lovely conditions with the trees just begining to turn making for beautiful colours . There was no room in the boat for the stresses of the last few weeks so even though they were still waiting for me at the shore at least I had a few hours respite. One advantage of non-tidal sailing - the water is always there when you want to go sailing. But I do miss the waves.