June 9 - 13, 2008

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Very brief summary: Waid Lackey

I had a great time on the Texas 200 and hope it will take place again next year and for many years to come.

After crossing Corpus Christi Bay and coming through the ICW to cross Aransas Bay, I was unable due to equipment failure to get to Paul's Mott. I did cross Aransas Bay and camped for the night close to the bridge on the North side by Copano Bay Fishing Pier. I left the next morning heading for the ICW, but after discovering that my glucometer had been soaked and would not give me a reading I turned into Charles Bay and sailed to the Lamar Boat Ramp and called it quits. What a great adventure!

I have been a diabetic for 34 years and watch my sugar levels very closely. I never have had any problems and have spent as many as 16 days sailing alone, but my meter is my only way of knowing what my sugar levels are. I really thought I had it tucked away securely and waterproof. Hindsight is 20/20, but I should have had a back-up and then I could have finished the course.

My camera also got soaked and I am not sure if the pictures are going to be salvageable. I had taken 52 pictures. If they do come out okay, I will send you a disc so they can be shown on the website.

Thanks for putting together a wonderful adventure.

Sincerely,

Waid Lackey

2008