Sailing on Lake LBJ, taking a shortcut to Applehead Island, then sailing into the western channel to touch the bridge.

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While sailing on Lake LBJ, July 2006, we took the shortcut to Applehead Island. Great fun, as the water might be 2 feet deep, and it might not. Centerboard almost all the way up, so the Flying Scot draws just over a foot. We want a little in the water to help steerage, and sometimes we get through without dragging the rudder. Not this time. You need the Flash plugin to see the video, click the play triangle, maybe twice, to start the video.

We toured the western channel of Applehead Island up to the bridge, which is very tight for a sailboat. I like to try to touch the bridge when turning around, hopefully without touching the rocks with the boat! The houses on Applehead are quite impressive, with fountains, overflowing swimming pools and nice landscaping.

These videos were taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2. A $200 camera designed mainly for still photography, it will take a 30 minute 30 frames/second video with sound if you have the 1 Gig memory card.

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Lake LBJ

The shortcut to Applehead Island, 6.2 MB

Western Applehead Island, 33 MB