Following two ideal days with no wind, sunshine and 17 plus degree temperatures, we decide to head out the following morning on the Barbary on Lake Taupo.
The forecast appeared to be fine, however as things turned out, it wasn't entirely plain sailing. Putting this into perspective, leaving the shelter of the harbour and for the first 20 minutes, it was terrific with only the slightest chop. Rounding the point and things changed - but only with around a 1m swell. For me and most others on the boat it wasn't an issue at all, however wifey dearest freaked out before becoming quite seasick.
The temp was around 15 degrees C, however as advised by the pilot, it feels at least 5 degrees cooler on the water - and I have to say I simply had to end up donning one of the supplied ponchos. Being at the front of the boat too only added to the issue in that soime waves kindly splashed all over us.
But whatever you do, don't think this is a bad thing. More to the point it is all a part of sailing, what with the Barbary listing significantly to the point where the water was within a few centimetres of the deck. It was really great with all bar my wife loving it.
The pilot offered a wealth of information along with a few stories (when prompted) about her lengthy sailing career.
Bottom line: Do it!
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