As the unspeakable horrors of winter approaches, we've started a tradition of exploring of the 10000 Minnesota
lakes before we are kicked off the mooring
buoy for the season. Hey, it's sort of why we got a trailer sailor, right?
Anyway, thought I'd share a photo
of our first real "beaching on purpose for fun", in Father Hennepin state park. Kids
got to run around naked on the beach, and we cooked some ribeyes and watched the sunset with a good bottle of wine.. Awesome!
Also had a really great sail in 15-20 mph winds yesterday from the park to the public boat launch in Garrison. 18 nm in 3 hrs... In a 23 foot boat, that is basically averaging hull speed
the whole way... We were surfing down waves and hit 8kts a few times.