So, if you know me, or have read the blog for any length of time you KNOW that we love boating. Love it. I can honestly say it is the one thing that Chris and I find supremely relaxing.
Chris is a go-go-go kind of guy. Hates to sit around. But when we are out on a lake in the boat he can just sit and relax all day. It's the best!
One of the great things about living in Southern Oregon is that when the sun does come out in the spring it brings with it some heat!
Saturday, after spending a couple months doing some fiberglass repair and a temporary new paint job, the boat was ready for maiden voyage 2012!
April 28th...that's a nice early day to start getting out on the water.
We went up to Lost Creek Reservoir (our favorite spot here in S. Ore) and launched her into the lake.
The weather was perfect. 70 something degrees, partly cloudy, but lots of sun. The lake was empty except for a handful of fisherman and a sailboat. The water was smooth as glass. It was a perfect day for a shakedown run.
We were both in just t-shirts and sandals. Chris had on shorts, but I was in jeans. I should have worn shorts. It was plenty hot out there in the middle of the lake with the sun beating down on us.
The water itself was still FREEZING cold, but that didn't matter. We weren't going in for a swim anyway.
Chris dropped me off on a floating dock so that I could get some action shots of the boat.
We had a super time. It was a pretty short trip, only a couple of hours, but we can say we officially kicked of boating season, our favorite season of the year, on April 28!