08-18-16 What I Like About Summer

By Scott Shephard

Frankly, there are many things I like about summer. But high on the list is being in Mission Creek on a perfect summer morning like yesterday. For those unfamiliar with Lake Oahe, Mission Creek is a tiny little part of a huge reservoir that goes from just north of Pierre, SD, to Bismarck, ND.

A breeze blew all night long while I was at anchor but just after sunrise, the wind stopped, leaving the lake mirror-like. Later, when I was heading "home" the wind picked up and since it was coming out of the direction I had to go, I sailed 30 miles to go 12. Such is the nature of sailing. And I enjoyed every bit of it.

Canon 5DIII f/5.6 ISO200 16mm (3 frame HDR)

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