Mike Murphy's WindLog for Tuesday July 22, 2008 , 1:00p - 5:30p

98th session in 2008
Sailed at BLUFF'S LANDING (AKA.TRASHY)
Wind from the NE (mph)
        Lulls: 19
        Average: 22
        Gusts: 24
Rated a 7 of 10

Board: 246 JP FSW FWS
Sail: 5.3 MAUI LEGEND
Fin: 11.0" WEED
Suit: NONE
Water Temperature: 89 F
Air Temperature: 89 F

097-  WENT TO BLUFF'S LANDING (AKA TRASHY POINT) BECAUSE BIB WAS CLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE DOLLY WHICH IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL AT PORT ISABEL/BROWNSVILLE .  TURNED OUT TO BE INTERESTING, WITH TONS OF WEEDS AND LOTS OF SHALLOW LOOKING AREAS WHICH WERE OFTEN DIFFICULT TO SEE WITH THE CLOUD COVER.  JUST RAN AGROUND ONCE, FORTUNATELY ABLE TO  DITCH THE RIG AND LANDED ON FEET AFTER TAKING A COUPLE OF STEPS.   FINALLY GOT COMFORTABLE WITH LANDMARK BEARINGS AND SAILED WITHOUT MUCH WORRY.  STOPPED TWICE TO CHECK AN AREA THAT TURNED OUT TO BE DEEP ENOUGH BUT THE WEEDS ANCHORED ON THE BOTTOM WERE ONLY A COUPLE OF INCHES BELOW THE WATER LEVEL.  OVERALL IT WAS A REASONABLY GOOD DAY MOSTLY PLANING WITH POWER AT THE ENDS .  IT WAS NICE TO SAIL FROM THE MAINLAND SIDE OF THE LAGUNA MADRE AND START TRACKING THE BLUFF'S LANDING AREA.

GPS >> 61.6 MILES 30.2 MPH PEAK SPEED