We went windsurfing for the first time this year. The water wasn’t that cold so we didn’t have to wear a wet suit. We got everything out and ready and started going.
The wind was blowing a different direction than what I was used to, but I ended up going pretty fast out to the other side of the lake. It’s when I turned around it got… a little freaky. I wanted to go back to get some water so I tried to go to the shore. The wind was going a different way than what I wanted it to and it was really hard. I had to zig zag back a few times and I was really tired.
When I finally did get back one of the guys that was there said, “Come on, the wind is great!”, so I ended up going out again, which was my first mistake. My second mistake was that I should have gone with a smaller sail. Caleb down-sized when he came in so I could have used his, which is smaller. The wind had picked up and I started sailing. It was great going out, but I had the same problem coming back in. Except this time I was REALLY tired. I wasn’t even half way back when I dropped the sail and had to sit down on the board to rest. I did that a few more times and had to swim the rest of the way back to the shore, where I carried the sail and board back to the shacks to put them away. Here are some pic…
Oh BTW… It was 36C.
Grandma and Grandpa were here for almost 2 weeks and I haven’t blogged in a while about the things that we did. We did so much it would take too long to tell you everything that happened in order. I will put up pictures with captions but they will not be in order .
This is us on a big armadillo in Buffalo Gap.
We went windsurfing and Grandpa came to watch.
This is me windsurfing the end of November (BRRRRRRRR)
We made our first fire in our fireplace.
This is grandpa mowing the lawn.
This is me trying to put up Christmas lights.
This is us making bread and rolls. Levi and Grandma made cookies too.
We had Thanksgiving dinner with some friends.
We played some card games.
We went to see our friend's longhorns.
and we took some mistletoe from our mesquite tree for Grandma.
They left this morning and I all ready miss them
Yesterday when we were wind surfing, I learned to plane. That is where you go really fast and the board starts to lift off the water. When your on the board, and a wind gust comes. You hook your harness on a hook on the boom. You have to lean back and bend your knees or else the sail will pull you forward and you will be swimming with the fishes. You also have to try to move back on the board. It’s really fun.
Here are some pics.
On Saturday we went wind surfing. We went with a friend of ours from dads work. We spent about half an hour on the beach learning the ropes. It was really fun but we have to go a few more times before we really “get” it. They say that we have the best water and wind for wind surfing so we are learning in a good place…… Oh and we saw a dead fish.
Here are some pics (not of the dead fish)
I am in the blue.