You know it’s a good weekend when you get to the end and wish for just another day. When Kevin invited me up for the weekend to crew in the Kettle Falls Regatta, I jumped at the chance. Even though Colorado is amazing in the summer, it’s good to get away to the Great White North too.
And since you can’t control Mother Nature – we had perfect fishing weather on race day. Not a cloud in the sky, and not a whisper of wind. It takes a long time to get from the Thunderbird Lodge in International Falls to Kettle Falls with a little 5hp outboard putt-putt-putting away. Such is racing.
We enjoyed the weekend of camaraderie with the other sailors, and of course when it’s time to go back – plenty of wind, and right on the nose.
It makes for a spirited sail though, and for some good photos, so no complaints here. It’s just a pity it went by so fast.
There’s definitely something to be said for Minnesota lakefront sunrises.
Kevin takes time to enjoy the wind from the foredeck
The sailors decorated their vessels in rainbow flags once we were settled in at the Kettle Falls Hotel
We refer to this as a "spirited" day of sailing.
Anchored in Hitchcock Bay for the night
Here There Be Pirates
I didn’t see any pirates, but apparently they’re around here somewhere.
It was a wet ride home with wind on the nose and some chop. It makes for good photos though!