It can’t be too cold to sail, we just walked into the water ….

Well October resulted in some good sailing, but November thus far hasn’t been that kind.  If you live on the east coast of the US you probably already know about the nor’easter that past through over the last few days.  Personally I had hoped to be able to go sailing, but with wind gusts forecast to be in the 45kts range (about 55 mph) that was not really an option.  So, Asya and I did the next best thing.  We went oystering!

I look SUPER excited to go play in the water during a storm
I look SUPER excited to go play in the water during a storm … or maybe not.

Ok, so the reality is that this was my first time oystering and of course there had to be a storm passing through.  So we bundled up in waders, our sailing jackets, and waterproof gloves.  We ended up waist deep in the rather rough water before we started to see signs of oysters, which is much deeper than I expected.  So we raked up our share of oysters and in rather short order headed back to dry land.  Who am I kidding, with the spray and the wind nothing was dry, except for what was protected by our sailing jackets!

In hind sight this was a brilliant way to test our sailing gear since even after walking into the breaking waves and the driving rain our jackets kept us perfectly dry.  I was really impressed.  Even the waders and rubber gloves didn’t preform as well as my Puma jacket.

Asya looks a lot more excited for our up coming watery adventure
Asya looks a lot more excited for our up coming watery adventure

The pictures don’t do the wind justice, it was really nasty out there.  But, at least we weren’t the only crazy people looking for shell fish.  So, when all was said and done the oysters were great and well worth the effort.  And, I am very glad that we have gear that allows us to play in the ocean during a storm.

 

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