Monday, July 20, 2009

Sailing School on Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun has a terrific sailing school that trains young sailors (and at night older sailors) to race. While wandering around the lake in a sailboat is a pleasant way to pass the time, racing is what elevates sailing to a passion.
Turtles are among my favorite forms of acquatic life. This fine fellow was caught (but not kept) on the Lagoon connecting Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake in South Minneapolis during a particularly fine July day.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Considering Climate Change Home - Considering Climate Change

Considering Climate Change Home - Considering Climate Change

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Monday, July 6, 2009

No sail sailing

What every sailor needs is an alternative to the wind driven boat. Mine is a kayak, so light I can put it on and off the roof of my car myself. More and more people are enjoying the inland lakes in a kayak. Though there are many varities of kayak, some designed for extreme sports enthusiasts, my own works best on windless days for thoughtful meandering from lake to lake right in Minneapolis itself.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dock Talk featuring the dock on Lake Harriet

Sailing on Lake Harriet has always been centered on the dock as the place of both entry and exit. It used to be made of wooden planks attached to a frame posted to the lake bottom. Now it's plastic and floats on the surface of the water.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sailing at Camp Unistar

Camp Unistar is a family camp run by the Unitarian Universalist Church and is located on Cass Lake in Northern Minnesota. The camp owns several sailboats for campers to use. Some campers bring their own boats. Cass Lake is HUGE, providing the opportunity for many great boating adventures...and misadventures.