Breezy, cool morning. Thunderstorms last evening out of the southwest, then strong north winds in the early morning hours accompanied by rain. With the stiff wind things might get wet so I put on my foul weather pants.
Sail off anchor just after 7:00, not too long before we round up to tuck in a reef. Elk River at 7:40 with wind over the stbd quarter, 4 kts. Shake out the reef at 8:30 across the river from Rogues Harbor.
Grove Pt on the north side of Sassafras River entrance at 10:00, low overcast and cool, rolling downwind in the swell. A northbound Coast Guard cutter slows down to reduce their wake, I wave and they resume speed.
Off Still Pond 11:45, a submerged branch clunks against SPARTINA'S hull.
Off Worton Creek at 12:30, 4 kts with a helping tide.
Early afternoon I spot the narrow entrance to Fairlee Creek, just a tiny break in a sand spit with the tide rushing out. Wind on the stern we sailing through the swirling waters.
I need to top off the gas tank but the marina seems shut down for the season. I find someone with a radio and they call the dockmaster who shows up in a golf cart. He walks me down to the fuel pump, unlocks the small building and I top off the tank. Two bucks worth a fuel and all I've got in a five dollar bill. The register is empty so I say keep the change.
Anchored behind the sand spit. Grey skies, cool and windy. Rain forecast for late afternoon and evening.