Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wreck Beach

What else is there to do when the office is closed due to a strike? We went to the beach!

Bob catching a wave!

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Beach Trip

Today we went to the beach on a trip organized by Scott and Nancy. In a previous post I mentioned how I met Scott and Nancy and it was through this blog. Scott is working here and Nancy is visiting and checking out Lagos before moving here in the Fall. The day started off on the wet side and was clear for most except for a few showers or sprinkles. The dark cloudy sky was very ominous but spectacular when combined with the green water and the huge waves.

A few folks went swimming but the waves looked just too big and too strong for me and the current was quickly taking them down the coast. Here is a video with Bob in the water (black dot near the center), relaxing in front of the big waves.


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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Nigeria Lightning Nationals at the Lagos Yacht Club

April 19 & 20 was spent at the Lagos Yacht Club participating in the Lightning and Tarpon Nationals. Bob and I were both sailing on Lightnings. Saturday’s race was in the harbor and started slow with no wind and strong tidal currents but the wind picked up as the day went on. Sunday was spent offshore with more wind than the day before but not too much wind that we had hike out (put our weight over the side of the boat to balance it) too often.

Bob, sailing with Kevin (helm) and Doug, achieved 4th place overall (~20 boats participating).

I had a great time sailing with Scott (helm) and Luis. In this photo Luis is helming the boat during the last race of the day, a fun race.