I'm all about manoeuvres so I didn't mind the short fetch. Straight line sailing is just the route between jibes! I wanted to make sure I rigged big since I wasn't sure how long it would be before the nasty line of storms showed up. Wicked overpowered 5.8/106L sailing or skipping in some puffs. Leah headed out with me on a 4.7 but the conditions were not to her taste so she just did one out and back.
Something really weird happened too. When I came in to help her derig I sailed up next to the boat ramp and jumped off my board. The bottom was really rocky and on about my 3rd step in waist deep water I stepped on something and felt it hitting my legs. When I stepped off a 4 foot water snake bobbed up next to my thigh and shot to the bank! Leah had been standing on the ramp for a few minutes so imagine my surprise to find a snake on the bottom only a few yards from her. Imagine his surprise too- just root hogging trying to make a living on the bottom of the lake when some jackass goes and stomps all over him.
Leah got a few pics and a clip before the camera battery died. I always forget to charge it when we really need it. Tons of fun.