My first solo cruise. Took a bit to find the lake, but the landing was a nice one. No dock, but it was concrete and had fair parking for the size. Lake has a motor limit of 6hp, which is good to remember.
It was a beautiful Wednesday evening and I got out on my own. It was at the time of day when the lake it like glass. Hot, however.
This is a dinner cruise. sammich from SuperAmerica, some pop, and a candy bar stashed somewhere. If you don't finish the sandwich...
Once I reached the end of the lake (upwind) I slid into the lilypads, pulled up the motor, and just hung out a bit. It was really hot, but there was an awesome breeze through the cabin. The wind took me slowly out of the lilypads and I headed back downlake. It was so nice to have a spell of just drifting with the sound of the water around. Peaceful!
The flag hardly moved in the light breeze, but just enough. That's also my captain's chair - a thin bench which will someday get some sort of cushion. It's removeable and can be placed on either side of the cockpit and used as a step.
There were a lot of birds and it was fun to see them take off as I plowed (slowly) through their landing zone.
Another beautiful evening.
The thermometer on my "dash" is notoriously high, but I think this might have been one of the more accurate readings!
Motor plugged along the whole time with no issues even though it was quite hot.
Little boat, big landing.