It was another gorgeous day for sailing. It rained most of the week in North Carolina along the coast. They were calling for no rain for the entire weekend, and there is Full Moon on Monday. Hopefully I will get chance to capture it over the weekend. I went out sailing on National Flag Day, June 14. Friday evening would have been perfect for a … Continue reading Another gorgeous day for sailing!
Today, 4th of June and it was a gorgeous day for sailing. The temperature was in the low 80’s, the winds out of the NE at 10-15 knots, bring in the cool temperatures. The sky was partially cloudy. Yes it was a gorgeous day for sailing, too bad I had to do it solo. My wife was busy at work and could not take the … Continue reading A gorgeous day for sailing!
Another wet weekend. So what else is new. Did you ever notice that it rains more on weekend, then during the work week. If you are retire like me, then it doesn’t matter. But for my wife who isn’t retire, then you are waiting for the weekend to go sailing, or to take a romance walk on the beach, or to go for a nice … Continue reading Oriental Boat Show and North Carolina State Sailpack Regatta
The 30th of October would probably be the last time I get to go sailing this year. I was hoping on sailing more during the month of October, but that didn’t happen. October was busy month and probably the best time for doing anything in North Carolina. The evenings are cool, and days are sunny with warm temperatures, and very little humidity. I started the … Continue reading Sailing on the Neuse River
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
On Saturday, I was looking for something to do. My wife went to a bridal shower in Benson, NC and I am home alone with my two dogs (Ziva and Harley). It wasn’t a nice a day to go sailing, beside my dogs doesn’t like the sail boat. The wind was from the SSW at 15-20 knots, which would mean not enough water in Whittaker … Continue reading One Design Regatta in Oriental, NC
On June 8, I decided to do some single-handed sailing on the Neuse River. The weather forecast looked good; northwest wind at 5-10 knots, clear sky, and no rain. Usually the wind is higher than what is forecast, but in this case it wasn’t. It was dead calm in the middle of the river. While at the dock, I thought I was going to have a … Continue reading Single-handed Sailing
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
It was a busy weekend. Michele stated that she wanted to getup of the house. She works from home 5 days a week and wanted a break. We were on the go for 12 hours, starting with the Tryon Palace Gardens (free admission over the weekend), then the Pottery Festival at the Historical Society in New Bern, then the New Bern Farmer’s Market, and … Continue reading April 8th to the 14th.
Being semi-retire is great, which means I have 4 day weekend every weekend until I retire at the end of March 2018. Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating with me. The first week in October, they calling for clear skies for 5 days. You made ask “what’s wrong with that forecast”? I am planning on going to sailing and there are also calling … Continue reading Sailing Trip to New Bern on 2 & 3 of October 2017
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 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