Enough of watching other people's boats, I'm ready to do some sailing myself. This weekend is borderline, a front is coming through tonight. It might be nice enough by the weekend. I hope so. For the first sail of the year I like temps in the 60's, wind at 10 mph or below.
Looking at the schedule at the office I noticed that I've got a four day weekend in late April/early May. Looks like it might be a good time for a weekend walkabout trip. I did one of those last May, you can read about it here - day one, day two, day three, day four and day five. Five days of sailing, about a hundred miles of travel. It was a lot of fun.
I emailed Shawn down at Pate Boatyard in Hobucken, NC to see if I could launch out of there. He said sure, come on down. Now I just need to figure out where I want to go. I could head north to Mouse Harbor, Swanquarter Bay, Caffee Bay and Juniper Bay. Or south to Bonner Bay and maybe West Bay behind Cedar Island. This won't be a distance kind of sail. Just a take it easy, sail, read a good book and relax kind of trip.
I'm pretty familiar with the area so it won't take a ton of planning.
In the meantime I'll hope for warmer weather here for this weekend or next so I can get out for the first day sail of the year.