Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Wind is Up North

The wind forecast for San Carlos keeps showing promise, but nothing materializes. Christian has been driving to Puerto PeƱasco from Phoenix and finding some excellent conditions. This weekend the wind looks especially good for El Golfo.

I was real tempted to drive up from here to join him but it would be at least an eight hour drive and that is just too much for a short stay.

Maybe we'll have wind today.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

No Wind in San Carlos

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post. That is because we have had no wind, I've had computer problems, and I am getting ready to move out of the apartment that I have lived in for 8 years.
There is no wind in sight. We have been getting a nice mix of weather - sunny days, cloudy days, and rainy days, - but no windy days.
My computer is running like new. Dell has hidden files that allow you to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system when things really go bad. It took a while to reinstall all my programs and data, but now that it is done my three year old computer runs like it was brand new.
I am going to miss having the Sea of Cortez right out my front door. I am not going to miss having Main Street right out my back door. My main reason for moving is that I was getting targeted for being robbed when I am out of town. Security systems proved ineffective and the police don't care. Being right on the main road it was obvious to everybody when I was out of town. So I am moving to a nicer, more secluded neighborhood. A much nicer house, but no more front yard that goes on forever.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cape Cod

I've been in Cape Cod for ten days or so but haven't been able to post anything here because the hard drive on my computer went out on me. I am finally back up and running, so here is an update on the kiting conditions. Wind has been good. Yesterday was great.
Above is a photo sent to me by Leigh of the action yesterday at West Dennis Beach. West Dennis Beach is one of the best places north of North Carolina for kiteboarding during the summer. The wind is about as strong as anywhere, there is a protective jetty that gives us a wide area of flat water, and there are very few sunbathers on the beach. We only had six or so kiters out at any one time yesterday so there is plenty of room. Part of the reason for this is that part of the parking lot is closed off to protect some nesting birds and we have to walk a long ways to reach the kite beach. There is also a fee to park, but since I live in the town I get a season permit.