Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wild Ride

We were out for an early afternoon sail because the winds were up and we were trying to get closer to a tall ship seeking safe harbor in the bay when the gusts really picked up.  Erich thought we should seek shelter on Batchawana Island til things calmed down a bit.  After almost two hours we decided to return with only the jib sail and the going was still very swift.  What a Wild Ride!  17' sailboat and 4' waves on Lake Superior. 
Erich has sailed oceans and Great Lakes including the Trans-Superior Race so I was comfortable trusting his expertise.  I didn't get any shots of the big waves because I was hanging on!
I'll add a few pics from the island in my next post.

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