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09-13-17 Floating on Clouds

09-13-17 Floating on Clouds

What do Balvenie Scotch, a Phantom Drone and a black and white photo have in common?

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08-15-17 West River

08-15-17 West River

Some say that there should be West Dakota and East Dakota . . .

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09-01-16 Out in the Middle of Somewhere

09-01-16 Out in the Middle of Somewhere

Two numbers: 1100 or 11? (read more)

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04-03-13 A Good Wind

2013 04-03 A Good Wind As the last snow melts and as the temperatures warm into the 50s, is hard not to start thinking of summer. And for me summer equals sailing. And so today I went looking for something that evokes warmer weather. In two more months, maybe I'll be on my boat on amazing Lake Oahe. . .

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02-15-10 Early Morning With Wandering Star

Such is the deep drop-off at Lake Oahe that I can use "Mediterranean" mooring (click) and not worry about harming my rudder. I don't do this very often but I was practicing for my imaginary bareboat charter trip to the Dalmatian Islands next summer.

I have been spending some time thinking about sailing season, though I try not to do this too early, since real sailing weather probably won't be here for two or three months. But it doesn't hurt to dream. . . .

(For a bird's eye view of this spot, check out "Big Sky Over Mission Creek".)

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08-09-09 End of the Season

By Scott Shephard

You may have noticed a few photos of "Wandering Star" in this blog. Well, here's another one. There is nothing particularly photogenic about the boat on the trailer, though my wife, Deb, does add significantly. We took the boat off the water this past weekend and it now sits in my driveway waiting for the final clean-up before we store it for the winter. It was a good summer but as people around here are inclined to say in early September: "Where did the time go?"

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