Snap: Sunset over Beaver Creek (and Hobie Cat)

news-hobiecatbeavercreekBeaver Creek, 8:02pm Thursday.

The sun sets over over the Blue Ridge and Beaver Creek Reservoir, a Crozet-area water body whose 104-acre surface provide anglers and occasional sailors–- such as the one piloting the 14-foot Hobie Cat seen here–- with recreational opportunities. While beautiful, the evening of Thursday August 12 offered almost no wind after 6pm. (The captain of the ship explained the boat's hand-painted moniker, "Alright Janice," as a reference to a tv commercial about another kind of wind.)

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Sailing ? --that's a first. I've lived here many years and nary a sailboat have I seen. What a wonderful way to spend an evening, away from all the electronic devices of modern life, and Beaver Creek couldn't provide a more beautiful vista of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe a new business venture for a hungry entrepreneur . A sail shop in Charlottesville.

A Hobie Cat on the water in Albemarle County? Wahoo! More peaceful than Lake Anna for sure.

How wonderful to see the Cat on Beaver. Decades ago I rigged a sail on a canoe in Beaver. Capsized for lack of a dagger board but better than never.