There was a hole in the sky over the Pasquotank River yesterday. Or at least a hole in a cloud in the sky. It may have possibly been a fallstreak hole , I am not sure. The rays coming from the sun behind the cloud are an artifact of the iPhone lens. I do not understand the dark area directly beneath the cloud. It was an interesting sight on a beautiful day.
A hard frost covered the ground when I left home with SPARTINA in tow, temperature up to 40 degrees by the time I drove to Elizabeth City and rigged at the ramp. A mirror-like river gave way to cat's paws as the willed filled in right on time. I would have been happy sailing at 3 kts all day but by noon there were gusts into the high teens which carried us along at 5 kts or so. No complaints.
I did not wear the mango-colored drysuit. The river temperature was 53 degrees, just above the 50 degree threshold I have set for my sailing with a drysuit. I do know inherently that the results would have been the same at either 53 or 50 degrees had I capsized or fallen in the water. That the additional three degrees would have made a difference is just another of those little white lies I tell myself. I'll begin wearing the drysuit next week.
Sidney's, my favorite Betsy Town lunch spot is gone. I will miss it. In the same spot on Main Street just a couple blocks off the water is now a pizza company. Excellent thin crust artisan (maybe better spelled arti$an) pizzas by the slice. Very good, but I still miss Sidney's.