Sailing 23rd and 24th August

Finally good weather rolled in.  I can’t believe 4 days without rain and cool temperatures, the evening low in the upper 60’s.  The only snag, northeast winds, which bring cooler temperature (plus), low humidity (plus), high water in Whittaker Creek (plus), and the stumbling block rough surf in the Pamlico Sound.  I e-mail my friend Dave and Gale and asked them if they were up … Continue reading Sailing 23rd and 24th August

Practice, Practice, and more Practice

Practice, practice, and more practice, so that is what I did with my Nikon D7100 camera and on sailboat on Monday. The last weekend in April and the first week of May is and was gorgeous.  I started out taking pictures of the wild life in my backyard and moon rising in the evening.   On Sunday  29 April, the  moon was full.  We decided to … Continue reading Practice, Practice, and more Practice

Round about way to Ocracoke Island

Michele and I was on vacation for the last week in May.It is hard to pick a good week to take off, when you need to plan it 6 months in advance.  This should be the last time in need to worrying about it, because next year I am retiring  at end of March 2018. Memorial Day (Monday, 29 May) I had off, because I had duty over … Continue reading Round about way to Ocracoke Island

Mother’s Day on the Neuse

  You could not  ask for a better day to shaking the dust out of sails.  Mother’s Day would be the first time getting underway for 2017.  I was excited and looking forward to spending the afternoon sailing on the Neuse River.  It was rainy and cloudy on Friday and Saturday, but the weather forecast was calling for clear sky and mild temperature for Mother’s Day, and … Continue reading Mother’s Day on the Neuse

2017 Sail Pack Oriental Inter-Conference Regatta

2017 Sail Pack Oriental Inter-Conference Regatta On April 1st, and no April fools, the sailing capital of North Carolina hosted 2017 Sail Pack Oriental Inter-Conference Regatta.  Sail Pack, because it was a North Carolina State University (NCSU) event. Unfortunately the local schools did not do well.  The weather was perfect.  The wind was from the Northwest at 156 knot on Saturday giving the sailors a … Continue reading 2017 Sail Pack Oriental Inter-Conference Regatta