I’ve loved being on the water from my earliest memories. Whether it was a row boat on Lake Nokomis, Wind surfing on the appropriately named Wind Lake in Wisconsin or actually getting paid here in Colorado to boat on Homestake Reservoir. I purchased an old 1965 MFG Westfield 16 foot speedboat with a 1965 Mercury 850 here in Colorado about 8 years ago and rebuilt the engine and took her out on several of the local reservoirs where we live. Now don’t get me wrong, boating anywhere is fun, but, you really can’t get anywhere on a reservoir in Colorado other than going in circles. So we towed the boat up to our house on Madeline Island with the intention of putting her on the Big Lake. This was a couple of years ago, and since then I’ve rediscovered the power of wind. I had been an advid wind surfer, and loved how I could go anywhere on a warm lake in Wisconsin or cold cold reservoir here in Colorado. I missed it very much. Continue reading “Inspirations “