It was almost 80 degrees yesterday. Low 50s this morning. I liked yesterday better.
Saturday was a pleasant sail. Winds at time were light, filling in now and then. Almost no clouds in the sky. A NATO parade and festival on the waterfront, I could hear the singing from the stages and marching bands coming around Waterside Drive from before 9 a.m. until a little after noon. Children waved from the waterfront, two military officers wearing kepis applauded as SPARTINA sailed by.
A man came down to the dock as I tied up for the evening to ask if the boat was a Pathfinder. The exact same thing happened a week ago at the same dock - "Is that a Pathfinder?" The question surprises me. "Is that a Drascombe?" is the more common question.
More and more snowbirds are coming through, including EMMA, from Hamburg, Germany, above, which I believe to be a SWAN 60.
It is hard to sail when it is 50 degrees and gusty, particularly after a warm and pleasant sail the day before. I could not have sailed today anyway - a cruise ship came into the terminal and blocked access to the basin where I leave SPARTINA. I knew this would happen and planned to leave the boat there in the water while I did some trailer maintenance at home.
SPARTINA will be on the river all week. I hope to sneak out for an evening sail or two, or maybe three, after work.