Monday, September 17, 2012


The weather, which had been beautiful for the last week, turned grey yesterday.  

The low clouds with little wind and no rain reminded me of the first days of both the spring Tangier Walkabout and last fall's Wet and Windless 162.  Both trips had challenging weather.  What came to mind with yesterday's clouds was not the weather but the feeling of casting off from the dock and knowing that I would not  be returning for a while.

Daysailing is fine, it is fun and I enjoy it.  But casting off and sailing away, for just a few days or maybe a week or more, that is something different.

I have not looked at the weather forecast for the trip.  I'll probably take a peek Wednesday or so.


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