I've got just about five weeks until the Spring walkabout around Tangier Sound. I will be busy between now and then, the time will pass quickly. I've started picking up food supplies. I'm all set with breakfast bars, tuna fish lunches, tinned oysters and anchovies, cups of fruit. We've done enough trips now that I kind of know what to get, how much will be needed.
This will be a five day trip, a counter-clockwise sail around the edges of Tangier Sound. I'll put in at Crisfield, make my way north past Deal Island and into the lower parts of the Honga River. From there I'll go outside the sound and sail south on the west side of the islands - Bloodsworth, Holland, South Marsh and maybe Smith Island. Above is Spartina at the town dock in Tylerton last Fall when I stopped by for a crab cake sandwich at the Drum Point Market. I may stop there again this trip, or maybe visit Ewell just a little to the North. And I'll visit Tangier too, maybe get as far south as Onancock. We'll see what the wind is like and go with the flow.
I hope to get in at least three or four more day sails before the Walkabout. This weekend looks good for maybe a Sunday sail.