Conditions on Damariscotta Thursday Feb. 2, Megunticook tour Friday. Feb. 3.

Two Cheapskates and two DN’s sailed Great Bay on Thursday. Maybe 2 inches of dry loose snow, fresh, sometime fresh plus West wind. The snow had no apparent effect on sailing except to quiet already often silent ice. In wind squalls the surface, slightly rippled by wind turned flat white with no “snownadoes” (Fortier) or snow devils. There was no sign of drift formation, strange. Good sailing. Snow has concealed cracks and who knows what else. The wide Cheapskate runner bodies made cute little bow waves of snow occasionally blowing over the bow like ocean spray.

Jory is hosting a scenic picnic tour on Megunticook Friday Feb 3. Meet at Bog Bridge public landing at 10:30, bring a lunch, we should be back in early PM. Skaters reported snow not a problem Thursday.


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