Below is the first of two videos I took on the sail in which the conditions changed from windy and gusty to gusty and blustery, rain pouring out of squalls coming across the lake. Rather than return to the Yacht Club, and intent on getting to "Bomb" Island, I set forth to make my way. There was no convective activity, so I felt quite confident that the most I would encounter would be cold and wet. Winds were gusting to 24 kts according to my handheld anemometer and waves were beginning to be quite bossy at about 2 feet or so.
In the map above I give an approximate idea of wind direction from the West and my approximate headings as I made my way slowly to the west beating against the blustery weather. For an idea of the first hour of sailing, I have pared down a couple hours of GoPro video to about 3 mintues, tossed in some delightful music, and give you an "over-the-shoulder" look at what it must have been like to be aboard the Baggy Wrinkles on the first part of this day of sailing:
It's take a bit of time to edit the footage on this 3 to 4 hours of sailing. However, I think these frames will help the observer get a feel for the way the Cape Dory handles in the wind and waves. This was the most pleasant part of the day. The next installment will illustrate how weather will change and conditions worsen. One has to be prepared for that when sailing out in nature's playground!