ICW October20th - Even a Stone Heart can Break
I woke this morning to 43 degrees F in Reboot. Burrrrrrrr. I set out at about dawn. At 10 AM it was still cold. The
I am used to being worried about hitting bascule bridges as I pass thru. I was not prepared to have to pay attention to the tree branches that hang over the canal. It is pretty easy to pay attention to the first 10 feet up, but my mast goes up 60 feet! I learned the hard way when I trimmed a tree. The branches were thank goodness small so I just got a shower of old dead branches with no harm done to Reboot.
It feels strange to see the depth gauge reading 1 to 3 feet all of the time. Normally that would have me concerned but of course the canal only guarantees a 6 foot depth and I draw 5 feet.
Once clear of the
I have uploaded some pictures to Facebook (“RebootRacing”) of the sloop parade. Since we all bunch up at the locks we end up going down the river single file. I was last so I was able to drop back and pretend I was on the river alone to enjoy the solitude.
I arrived in