The day started out with the annual Back Pack Giveaway at church. We gave away about 320 backpacks; 8 or 10 of the Discovery Club kids had to give up theirs and we still had to take names of several others. Lots of needy folks with the economy like it is
After the Back Pack Giveaway Pastor and Naomi joined us for lunch at Rodeo Steak House and Grill in Junction City, then we headed down to the boat. Naomi was nervous so I tried to take it easy.
We had a relatively easy sail across the lake, then headed back toward the cove south of the marinas and things started to get interesting. Real gusty wind with pretty severe shifts. We had the blade up, and the full main, so I worked us up into the cove, where there was a little less wind, and we quickly reefed the main. That helped with the heeling but didn't address the shifts. I've never seen anything like it. If the wind was blowing the shift would be on the order of 30 degrees. If we were in a lull, and there were a few up behind the hill, then the wind would shift nearly 180 degrees. We finally headed in around 4:00 or 4:30 and headed home, with a stop at the DQ in Junction City for Banana Splits.