Sunday afternoon I invited a friend to got to the lake and ride my jet ski. She'd never been on a jet ski...and it was on her "bucket list." So, for me it was a no-brainer to ask her to check that one off!
It was a beautifully hot, sunny afternoon, but clouds had already gathered on the western horizon and were threatening to do something. But that was OK; I'd be watching the weather closely. We put the jet ski in the water, and I gave the grand tour of Ocean Lake. The water was warm and mirror smooth.
After a couple hours, the clouds moved in, and it was obviously raining in scattered areas near the mountains to the south and to the north of us. But it was perfectly warm and still where we were. I was really surprised that the wind had not kicked up...as it usually does. I made this remark several times. If I had wanted smooth water to ski, the wind would have picked up the minute we got to the lake!! But, the water was like glass. I suggested we watch the weather for a little bit from shore...but nothing changed. So, then I suggested that my friend take the jet ski out on her own and play around a bit. She did. And within 5 minutes the wind kicked up...suddenly...as per usual. She came racing back to shore.
Yep, we hit it just right...getting to ride on smooth water and rough!!
After we were played out, we decided to load the ski on the trailer, and with the waves, it took both of us. But what fun.