I have enjoyed Steve's posts about the trip. Makes me wish I was on it........again. Usually, Steve will post the daily log and I will add comments from my perspective. But I got behind, didn't download the photos right away, got busy (lame excuse entered here) and so I thought I would add a few photos and my notes over a few posts and try to catch up.
This is Steve just before he cast off the lines and we headed out. An absolutely gorgeous day. I like this photo of Steve. It says a lot about him, as a sailor and as a person. He is confident and skilled. He exercises good judgement. He knows not only how to enjoy life but also what's important. He is a good citizen of this great country of ours. He is a good friend. All this of course makes sailing with him pretty special. We do have a great time.
Day one was just the best for sailing. A warm sunny day and great wind. Now the wind wasn't going to allow us to sail directly to Tangier Island (my favorite direction is always directly at our destination). But we had loads of time to get there and Steve gave me the tiller a lot so I could sharpen up on my sailing skills.
I can't imagine more perfect conditions. At times we couldn't see land, just water all around. A great feeling of being out there. Spartina handled perfectly as usual. You can feel the life in this boat and it adds a quality to the daily life on the cruise. It is magical for sure.