Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Island Camp-out

Element's first camp outing on Percy couldn't have been better timed. The weather was amazing, and the trees were just beginning to change. Also with 6kt winds the night of, an average temp of around 70 degrees, and winds of 10-12 kt on the following day sailing was also very nice. Element performed perfectly going easily to weather in the lighter air, and really flying as it picked up the next day. I also got the opportunity to use the outboard for the first time after having it fixed it was really nice to be able to drop sail and fire up the engine and get to where I needed to go quick, or head in to a beach or protected cove under power.

The trip was to Hole-in-the-wall Island on Percy priest lake. Here's the GPS for Google maps, N 36 05.855' W 086 34.786'. This is now one of my favorite islands on Percy. It is quite a diverse topography with pebble beaches on one side and 40 -60 ft cliffs on the other.

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