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VIC
2001 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 10:37 am        Report
I took a low cost water resistant camera out for a sail. Sat in the middle and tried to get a few pictures. The lens fogged a bit so the quality is average but it gives you some idea. Wading into the lake the water was literally glassy. This was in 15-20 knots of wind!!! Another shot I sat 3/4 of the way across and shot a few passers by. This was the really rough part of the lake! Kato and Kim approach Looking downwind Now I'm a Gybe mark Kato! Spotty has me in his sights Nice Gybe Spotty! Thumbs Up! Choco and Kato. It isn't that deep. They are standing up to their knees in soft mud! Is this just a Mirage?
WA
650 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 11:39 am        Report
Thanks for the photos Daffy, I have been following the srite ups and speeds with great interest. Apart from the mud it sounds excellent.
WA
3697 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 11:53 am        Report
Aha, looks magic, so jealous
SA
204 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 1:09 pm        Report
A couple of shots from the rigging area looking out to the lake...
NSW
1345 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 1:34 pm        Report
great shots Daffy, making me very jealous there
VIC
1593 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 7:11 pm        Report
The drive in Day 1 Sand tracks to promised land Daffy Dawn day 2 Left overs Limestone,very hard and pointy. Don,t hit again Middle island Daffy Daffy making Alpha,s
SA
South Sandwich Islands
2830 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 7:20 pm        Report
kato said...
The drive in Day 1 Sand tracks to promised land Daffy Dawn day 2 Left overs Limestone,very hard and pointy. Don,t hit again Middle island Daffy hmm looks like choco lol
VIC
638 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 7:21 pm        Report
thank god there's only one photo of you head Kato!
VIC
2001 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 8:19 pm        Report
I think you are correct Choco. If it was me there would be more spray!
WA
3702 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 8:31 pm        Report
Jimbobs own backyard I get withdrawal symtoms every time somebody post a photo. Lucky lad and its a ripper of a spot.
SA
73 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 8:48 pm        Report
I posted some photos on the New NM record from lake George thread as well
QLD
2466 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 10:31 pm        Report
Big thanks for the photos guys
395 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 10:42 pm        Report
Some pics of us smoking over the weed Start Drooling Speed Freaks, Sailed a whole session and did not even see kato, don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top. Some would SA has always been renowned for quality weed, but this is ridiculous, feeling pretty HI here :), brought some home to grow and find a unused lake. When, and where to gybe? the choice is easy... Time to make Rooster Tail spray again.... Time to Pull the Rip Cord and let it GO!!! for another mile.... Strap to Strap gybing heaven on the Holy Cheese, or is it a carpet of Sponge below
QLD
438 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 11:00 pm        Report
They are super sweet pics. What a grat sailing location, can't wait to sail the lake! Nice strap to strap gybe too!
WA
3697 Posts
Posted 2/2/2012, 11:01 pm        Report
Saliva dripping on my keyboard
SA
South Sandwich Islands
2830 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 5:08 am        Report
great pics Guys!! Spotty awesome shots from your mast mounted camera, now people will get an idea what Lake George is about.
NSW
1345 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 7:23 am        Report
Fantastic Spotty, that gave a great perspective.
NSW
1970 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 7:34 am        Report
Drool!!!!!!!!!! How much farther is the lake from Sandy Pt??
SA
72 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 8:46 am        Report
Spotty what brand gear did you use to take the snaps? Love to know:-)
SA
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Posted 3/2/2012, 9:25 am        Report
NSW
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Posted 3/2/2012, 9:39 am        Report
Nice pics boys !! I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me. funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL good to see ya smiling faces boys :_) no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha have fun !! live life keep smiling
NSW
24 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 10:00 am        Report
Ditto!!!! Leo
SA
431 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 11:14 am        Report
lelos12345 said...
Nice pics boys !! I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me. funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL good to see ya smiling faces boys :_) no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha have fun !! live life keep smiling
It is a very safe spot Leo as there are only rocks near islands and the weed and mud are at least 50cm in the shallowest places you sail. Only real problem is keeping your eye on other sailors Grreat photos all...Didn't know you were that artistic Kato!
NSW
1345 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 2:05 pm        Report
lelos12345 said...
Nice pics boys !! I like the way no one mentioned how shallow it looks.. how dangerous it is and turned the post into a negative, it must only happen to me. funny people from NSW will want to travel all that way wen theres at least 3 places just as good much closer but there too dangerous LOL good to see ya smiling faces boys :_) no wind in nsw just lots of rain shame we cant power a rainsurfer I'd be cracking 45 for sure !! ha ha have fun !! live life keep smiling
Leo, you know there is a BIG difference between this place and where you have been sailing. The bottom of Lake George, as is well documented by all who have sailed there, is weed and soft deep mud. Your spots are weed and sand bottomed and a lot less forgiving. I think if you read the posts almost everyone has mentioned how shallow it is. This is no more graphically illustrated than Spotty's pics above. No one is negative about where you have been sailing, people are just looking out for your wellbeing when you are pushing the boundaries a little. You kind of contradict yourself above saying there are 3 places just as good and closer than Lake George BUT you say they are more dangerous. That's exactly why we don't sail them! Sorry to thread hijack, I still would love to sail there one day
WA
1050 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 3:38 pm        Report
Spotty said...
...., don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top.
I wish you told me that before I went out I had the two hour trudge back to the car with the wreckage...but it was still a great day
VIC
1593 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 3:41 pm        Report
AUS1111 said...
Spotty said...
...., don't crash out here either its a painful slog back in knee hi sludge/mud with weed on top.
I wish you told me that before I went out I had the two hour trudge back to the car with the wreckage...but it was still a great day
And the wreakage is still on the island. I forgot to get it
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 4:04 pm        Report
awesome photos, i'd be too scared. it looks shallow
WA
1050 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 4:24 pm        Report
Gestalt said...
awesome photos, i'd be too scared. it looks shallow
There's nothing to hit! It's difficult to imagine another substance on Earth that would slow you down more gently and safely. Extracting yourself, however, is another matter entirely...
VIC
81 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 8:09 pm        Report
Awesome pics guys. Spotty i reckon you get a job with White Caps! Bloody great shots! Nice to see the weed from mast high where it can't grab onto you and hold you prisoner until the next gust. Did a few runs with what can only be described as a "Hawiian Grass Skirt" weed dress on. Very becoming. Glad there were was no cameras around then. Soooooo keen to go back. How often do the planets line up and make it all work? Cheers Tony
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 8:32 pm        Report
aus1111. that's good to know. i love the photo of spotty, screaming along at 40+ knots and what's goingthrough his mind..... ummm i wonder what the head of the sail is doing, i might just have a quick look. either that or he has wind.
SA
431 Posts
Posted 3/2/2012, 8:56 pm        Report
Jimbob is the expert on the weather cycle but apparently you get 4 seabreeze days in a row every week or so(aligning with approaching highs?), water levels are another concern as this depends on the drains feeding the lake and the winter king tide top-up.
 
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