Haha… snow. We don’t have snow in San Diego. We don’t have fresh water either, but that’s beside the point.
We don’t have Frostbite Racing in San Diego… because we don’t have frostbite. Which is pretty awesome.
What we do have is sun, and lots of it! For those of you out there braving #snowpocalypse this President’s Day weekend, I’d like to show you some of what we did.
Our friend Beth (formally crew, formally ballast on the smaller boats) came out from Indiana because it was cold or something? I don’t know. Maybe she had extra money. Who knows. I didn’t really ask. But it was a great excuse to get out on the big bay and take advantage of what are even for us unseasonably warm temperatures. #globalwarming maybe.
It was a beautiful day. 70 degrees (the coolest in a week), a good west wind at an indeterminate speed (we lack instruments), and a six pack of good local beer.
Capt. Jim said we got up to 6.8 knots at slack tide around Ballast Point according to our OpenCPN program. We’ll download the track next time he’s down there to check it out. But that’s pretty good for HardFin.
Henry did great on the big boat. Just walking around the cockpit between all the adults with his life jacket on. He didn’t even fall asleep in the car on the way home.
The only down side was that it was a short day. Winter is still winter after all, and that sun only stays up so long. I think we headed out at about 11am and were back at the dock at 2pm. Not a long day, but one of those days that just makes you wish for summer to be here even sooner.
I’m energized to try and plan that trip out to Lake Havasu for the spring. It should be a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.
Here’s to cool friends, close family, and cold libations!