Monday, September 17, 2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, 9-15-2012

Saturday morning I loaded the outrigger canoe in the rain and headed up to Stockton Lake to meet a few people to sail and camp for the weekend. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and the guys that had gotten up there on Friday had called it and gone home by the time I got there Saturday morning. I messed around for a couple of hours, waiting for the rain to let off enough to get on the water. About 1pm, if finally cleared. I prepped the boat and got on the water around 2:00.

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

I sailed out of Orleans Trail Marina, tacking my way upwind and out of the long narrow cove. Then hung a right and out towards the two larger islands in the lake.

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

I saw four other sailboats, all larger production boats. There were also a few fishing boats racing about.

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

With the weather threatening to go south on me again, I called it and headed back to town. Opting to sleep in my bed, rather than my car. Still had a lot of fun, though. Hopefully things will be better, weather-wise, for my upcoming trip to Oklahoma and Lake Eufaula, in October.

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

Sailing Stockton Lake, Missouri, 9-15-2012

3 comments:

Wade Tarzia said...

I hope you didn't have to drive 6 hours before learning your buddies had alerady left! But at least you got in some time.

Trevor said...

Nope, just an hour away. Weather wasn't much of a factor at that close proximity. I figured I could wait it out with little effort invested. Thanks!

When it comes to hiking, sailing, canoeing or kayaking, I rarely call a trip do to weather. Nine times out of ten you still get a good window of opportunity to enjoy the day outside.

Trevor said...

argh! that should have been "due to weather".