Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Photos from Dillon

Ah, it's great to be at a place with high-speed Internet!

Here are a few photos from Black Magic's latest adventures, thanks to the miracle of high-speed wireless Internet, which is another of the amenities offered at this condo complex.Here, Black Magic sits in front of Five O'Clock Somewhere after coming out of Heron Lake, for some work on the boat and the trailer -- most notably, getting all of that gray primer covered with shiny black paint before we take the rig on the road.
We arrive in the parking area at Dillon. In the background are some of the high mountain peaks (in the vicinity of 12,000 feet) that can send sudden winds down onto the lake without notice. Dillon itself is just over 9000 feet. Note the lovely new paint on the trailer.
Highway debris caused a few minor dings in Black Magic's hull. However, Dumbledore's trailer design features a big steel plate at the front of the keel guide, and that protected almost everything below the waterline. If you look closely, you might see that the bottom part of the jack at the front of the trailer isn't in a straight line with the top part, and we don't have the wheel on because the bottom of the jack was damaged so the wheel doesn't fit any more. However, we have plans and backup plans and backup backup plans to deal with it.
Tadpole made this panoramic shot at a stop along the road between Dillon and Frisco, near the spillway, which the lake is nearly over. It covers about 270 degrees. The software that stitches multiple pictures together isn't perfect, and you'll have to blow the picture up to see details, such as the two dozen or so sailboats out there, but maybe you can get at least a little bit of an idea of the beauty of the surroundings.
This is the mooring field at the Frisco marina, at sunset. Those peaks in the background are still in the sun, because they are a lot taller than the surroundings, 12,000 or 13,000 feet.


Anonymous Catherine said...


Sat Jul 29, 06:22:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Tillerman said...

What an amazing place. I see that they are hosting the Laser No Coast Championships as part of the Dillon Open. I see a long road trip in my future - maybe next year?

Sat Jul 29, 07:45:00 AM MDT  
Anonymous Adrift At Sea said...

Beautiful... Good luck CA. :D

Sun Jul 30, 05:10:00 PM MDT  

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