Nearly every morning while eating breakfast several web cams are viewed to see what the weather is looking like in chosen locations, usually west. That helps keep the hitchitch raring to go. This morning Lake Amistad was very inviting. But the Team must wait on deliveries of new Team members before rolling on. This is a webcam capture picture this morning from the Diablo East boat ramp on Lake Amistad. It certainly got my blood flowing to get a boat out on the lake to mess around.
The main chore for today was to take the right rear wheel and hub off the axle to check for trouble. While at it the bearing could get a repack. This is the wheel that had a bad tire down in Big Bend. It all came apart just fine and easy.
Everything looked great in the brake area and the bearings were in good shape, but it is time for a repack. My body rejected the concept of sitting flat on the ground to do the repack on all the wheels. In fact the awning support near by to grab is the only reason my body made it up from the ground to take the picture above.
When the assembly was all measured to help identify which stuff Dexter supplied with the axle, it was reassembled ready to roll. My body no longer will tackle the repack job except under emergency. At least the knowledge still resides in my brain for emergency repairs if need be. A few ibuprofens and some time and all will be well again, sort of.
It was nice outside and when the thermometer was checked it said go to the beach.
A walk on the beach seemed like a great idea. So the Truck hauled me down to the beach and a beautiful evening of walking the sand. The entrance chosen to get to the beach was especially lovely today.
There were a few folks out enjoying our winter weather. Some were walking, some were lazing a round and some had kids along that were playing in the water.
Even a sand castle or two was in progress.
By the time my lap of the beach was finished my body was sweating up a storm. The bright warm sunshine really hit the spot. But my bald noggin was protected by my wide brim hat.
A side story was that there was fish in the water for the first time in a long time. Here and there along the beach fish were hitting the surface. At the far north end where there is some deeper water, a pod of porpoise were tearing up the water in a frantic eating session. My mind kept wishing for the new yak to hurry up and get here.
When the team returned to the Castle, there was the new yak waiting for me. It takes a lot of space inside the Castle.
Now it will have to wait until my return from Alabama to be fondled. Likely it will be Monday before the new yak gets unpacked and set up the first time. After that LOOK OUT FISH.
It will be pretty easy with a new yak to get out and try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM