In South Carolina the azaleas are in bloom

Hard as it might be to imagine, in South Carolina, where we are attending the Dixie Lakes district championships at Lake Hartwell, spring has been here for a while. Trees are blooming and azaleas are exploding in color everywhere you look. The club and grounds here are lovely and the club has many dedicated racers and experienced race committee members. Plus, check it out! Doesn't the club house look church-like?

Western South Carolina, it turns out, it central to many places. There are sailors here from New Orleans, Sarasota area, Maryland and Ohio and it seems that it took each of us about the same amount of time to get here. We got here Friday afternoon, set up our tent and our boat and enjoyed visiting with John Kreidler , who is hosting, plus Tom Hohler, Chris Czapleski, John Wake, Jeff and Amy Linton, Wilson Jenkins, and Corky and Molly Hadden. This morning, although it is beautiful and sunny, the wind has, for the moment, abandoned us. There is much talk of playing Cornhole and drinking beer....time will tell......