Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sailing in Cayuga Lake

As the boats came into the marina today, the winds picked up to about 15mph with gusts well over 20mph. The kids were having a blast! But where was my kid?

For nearly twenty minutes I waited. Talked to some other parents/grandparents. Talked with some of the staff. Took pictures of the kids who were docking and breaking down the sailing rigs.

Then, way across the lake, I can make out four sailboats making for the marina. Turns out this group of kids had taken a day-sail all the way to Taughannock State Park. Drive time from the park to the marina would be about 40 min.... in a car. Sailing, in a good wind takes about 1.5-3 hours, depending. Well, today the winds were non-existent in the morning and as a result, they ended up motoring up to the park. Coming back though, the winds picked up and they raced home. Made for some beautiful images and quite a few VERY happy kids.


Anne-Marie said...

Great pictures! It looks like everyone had a blast!

Alex Solla said...

She is having so much fun sailing! I wish I knew how to sail so we could go out together. Apparently her mom and stepdad are keen on renting a sailboat for the summertime, so next summer we might see Aurora leading a sailing trip around the lake for her family. That would be a blast!