I'm still tired and sore. To make things worse, I feel like I have caught some of the cold that the skipper had this weekend. Its like a painful sore throat and nothing else yet. It is much colder out than it has been lately and I left the windows open last night, so I'm not sure if I have a fever or just am just cold to the bone, but I'm freezing.
To make matters worse, its really windy today (20mph). As much as I would like to scream around Clark's Cove on a laser in 20 mph winds, I know that is a bad idea today. Just the muscle that is required to get the laser mast/sail into the boat is enough to make me want to avoid strong winds today. Add in the cold temperatures and a headcold, and I'm really not looking forward to this.
If I'm going to pull this off today, I will have to make special arrangements to make it easier.
I decide to go midday at the warmest time of the day. I match that with going to Freetowns Long Pond to avoid the ocean waves and open waters. How can I go wrong?!?
When I finally get there, I make the biggest mistake first and put on a shorty wetsuit instead of a full length one. I did this because I thought that since I needed to wade into the water to launch to boat, that I would be better off with drying skin than a wet wetsuit on my legs for the duration of the sail. Silly me.
It ended up being an uneventful, very brightly lit, hour long sail in a lake. My exposed skin on my arms and legs were in goosebumps and it didn't bother me one bit when I had to turn around to go home.
I'm done by 3pm and on to finish the rest of my day. Thank god I won't be watching the frigid sunset tonight from a boat.