Sunday, July 03, 2016

Flat Water Sailing

Ryan Scott, a friend from NIC, has a sailboat. He keeps it in a slip at Bayview on Lake Pend Oreille. I was invited up with Ryan Edwards to sail on Saturday morning. Did you know that you need the wind to actually sail?

We motored out into the bay at the South end of the lake, put up the sails, and the wind completely died. So we talked and looked out over the flat water. About an hour into our drift we took the sails down a started the motor.

Since sailing was out we cruised along the shore looking at beaches for camping. During the tour, we spotted Mountain Goats and several Bald Eagles. I got some good shots of the goats. The lake was beautiful, flat and blue. After another hour or so we motored back into the slip and called it a day. 

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