We took friends out for a sail today. Chris was visiting Irene for the weekend, and after a lovely breakfast in Central Austin we headed to the marina. Irene took the helm for most of the sail and did great. The winds were light so we were able to set up the cockpit table with nibblies for the voyage while we were underway.
Lori and Dave came out, too, on Camelot. And we crossed paths with Wally and Kurt on Zen on our way back.
The day was overcast, and a front was on its way, but it was a really nice day on the lake.
Back at the marina we saw a bunch of our slip neighbors. Wally, Kurt, Lori and Dave joined us for a cocktail. Then we packed it up before the front dropped in.
Our resident ducks stopped by to say hello. They’re all grown up now.
We had planned to raft up last night, but as it turned out, we didn’t make it to the lake. It ended up raining overnight, so it’s just as well that we weren’t out there. Today we went to the marina to bring home the kayak and close up the boat. It was nice to back on the lake. It’s been a while, for me. The temps were in the 90′s. The water temps are in the high 70′s. Tis the season for B-dockers to hang out on the lake every weekend.
We saw Joe, Mike, Marty, Sue, Jerry and Wally. Sue has her stand-up paddle board in their slip. So, she and I paddled up and down the dock for quite a while. Along the way we saw lots of the neighborhood ducks. The mom and babies in the shot above were not too leary of the kayak – we were able to get pretty close. Though, I’m told that last week, this momma duck had seven babies, not six.
The shot below shows some of the ducks that have become quite accustomed to handouts from B-dock. You can see one of the big carp under the surface of the water on the right side of the frame.