I mentioned in my post about sailing last Thursday evening that I came across a boat anchored in Craford Bay from Gibraltar. This was a first for me and it caught my attention. We shared just a brief shouted greeting on that breezy evening, and I figured that was that.
Saturday we cross paths again on the water, Steffan and Jo from RADIANT SPIRIT, headed into the docks on their dinghy. Then Steffan joins me on SPARTINA for a sail just as the wind fills in around noon (photo below by Jo). And the next day the three of us go to the Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop annual open house - a really fun affair promoting a great program for kids. This morning we meet for a cup of tea and to say goodbye. Soon I'm headed for the cruise on Tangier Sound and they will be on there way up the western shore of the Bay.
I must lament once again my failed plan to build a boat and get away from everyone. Instead I continue to meet fine and interesting people on the water, many of them who go on to become my best and truest friends. Go figure.
The forecast as of now: Sunny to start the trip and then some moisture moving in. Steady winds and a little bit of everything from rain to shine the following week. I can't wait.