Got to sail for a while on Thursday afternoon. We waited for it to warm up a
bit. First it was west, then switched to SW. I had some good rides on my 6.5/Hifly.
Need to repair my wetsuit. It has some holes in very inconvenient places. :^)
How can you tell when it's time to replace a wetsuit? 10-15 holes, repair?
15-25 holes, replace? Size of holes? Age of suit? (It's 13 years old.)
Sailed, solo, until my hands were too cold to function very well.
There is a LOT of seaweed in the water. It's not the standard brown Hatteras
stuff, but is green and looks like it was freshly plucked from somewhere.
Sailed up to the island to turn around in shallow water--and landed up
to my waist in fresh seaweed. Oh well, at least it wasn't a nest of eels or
It is so strange to be a Hatteras with so few people here. Roofing crews
nearby are repairing damage (?). Over on the beach side the tide washed up
a huge number of horseshoe crabs and starfish (which I NEVER have seen
here before). More unfortunate victims of Sandy?