That's Bruce in the photo, we were anchored off a sandy shoal near Beaufort. It's either Bird Shoal or Horse Island, hard to tell from my chart. It was a beautiful place. I did talk to Bruce the other night. In fact we video-conference on Skype. It worked well. He getting his flight reservations worked out for the spring sail, plus we talked about food and equipment. He says his bivy has shipped which is good as I heard that they were hard to get a hold of for a while. He also says he can make the fall sail. That will be a sail up the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay with a stop in at St. Michaels for the annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.
I had a birthday over the weekend and the girls came through with a nice gift card for books and some cash for equipment/supplies. I'll probably be over at Bass Pro Shops soon to use the cash on technical clothing they sell for fishing -- it works great for sailing too.