was ABSOLUTELY the lightest air that I've experienced to date; and
hopefully will be the last such.
On the water from
Foster City Boat Park (Foster City Blvd at Bounty Dr.) just after
10:00 PM. I quickly found that I'd have to keep a paddle at the ready
as the light blow (tongue-in-cheek) would frequently die away as I
approached the shore.
The paddle would then have to be used to turn the boat and prevent
ending up on the rocks. I had to paddle the last 50 yards to the dock
at our restaurant.
Lunch was at the Foster
city Chevy's Restaurant. Our return trip started with some consistent
air but died away, to almost nothing,
The VERY slow sail back to our ramp ended with another 50 yard paddle
in to the dock . . . this is NOT the kind of sailing I took this up
for . . .
Since returning home, I've
had a chance to think about the day's winds. It seems that
little air flow that we had was likely a convection caused by air
rising from the
paved parking lots and streets of the neighborhoods that boarder the
lagoon. This would account for the ever-constant change in apparent
direction of air-flow as I approached the openings between buildings.