Published April 3, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: arcadia, beach, blog, blogging, FAIL, lake michigan, laws of motion, physics, sail, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing, video
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming. my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach. seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!
Published March 9, 2015
family , Michigan , sailing , sailing log
Tags: arcadia, blog, blogging, camp arcadia, gopro, great lakes, lake michigan, laser performance, michigan, minifish, sailing, sailing log, sailing video, sunfish
I was skimming through some of my GoPro videos from our vacation last summer at Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan, and I took a quick screenshot of T2 drifting along in the Minifish on a very calm day out on Lake Michigan.
it was an awesome day – sailing with my boys, but with them sailing solo in the Minifish while I was alone or with one of them in the Sunfish. after a bit, the boys switched places, and Noah got his turn drifting along in the Minifish.
not the greatest amount of wind, but still a beautiful day to mess about on the Great Lakes.
wooden jetty on Lake Michigan
The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.
He guides me across the dark waters.
He steers me through deep channels.
He keeps my log.
Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunders
and tempest of life,
I shall dread no anger, for He is with me;
His love and His care, shelter me.
He prepares a quiet harbor before me.
He anoints the waves with oil
My ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight
shall guide me on the voyage I take,
And I will rest in the heaven’s port forever.
HT: Missions to Seafarers
Published January 15, 2015
Michigan , stand up paddling
Tags: blog, blogging, frozen, great lakes, ice, icebergs, lake michigan, stand up paddleboard, SUP, supconnect
for the full article, see “Paddle Boarding Among Icebergs on Lake Michigan” on SUPconnect.com.
hard to believe that I almost drowned the last time I was at this pier. it was very different lake conditions then, nothing like the flat calm water on this day in the late summer of 2014.