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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. . . .
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?"