Sunday, July 13, 2008

Red Buccaneer 6011 at Heron Lake

A red Buccaneer and her crew of Red Raiders visited the Heron Lake Marina on July 3-5, 2008. These pictures show Buccaneer 6011 approaching the marina just after she was launched. Her owners had only recently bought and renovated the boat, and hadn't had many chances to sail her in the Texas panhandle. Heron Lake in the mountain country of northern New Mexico was a great cool-water escape from Lubbock and provided the boat and crew with a variety of winds and weather. Her crew also got to participate in a potluck dinner held at the marina on July 5th; more than forty hearty sailors enjoyed a large variety of dishes.


At 9:22 AM, July 13, 2008, Blogger Walt said...

To Pat, Mac, Beth, George, and all of the other NMSC members who helped make our week at Heron Lake wonderful, thanks! thanks! thanks!

The lake was beautiful and fun to sail and the campsites couldn't have been better. As beginning sailors, the helpful suggestions that we received from all of you allowed us to learn more in a week than we could have learned in a summer on our own. And, best of all, the hospitality made us feel like we were among old friends (which we now consider all of you to be).

I have uploaded our photos of the trip to Heron Lake to our Flickr account:
But, the pictures just don't do justice to a beautiful lake and the memories that we carried home.

Among the photos, you will find a Google Maps image of our local sailing site, Lake Alan Henry. I was out Friday with my sailing buddy, George (there are other sailors in Lubbock), and we discovered that the area in front of the dam is great for sailing with consistent 20 mph winds on that day. Ya'll come visit us some time and let us return the hospitality that you showed us.

Thanks again,
Walt & Kathy


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