I wake early, way too early. Maybe 4 a.m. A calm, cool, peaceful night on the creek. The moon glows the west. Even the jib glows, lit by the anchor light hanging beneath the bow sprit.
Sail off anchor 6 a.m., steady wsw wind. 1.6 on Durham Creek, a maple sea salt bar for breakfast. Out on the river and making 3.7 at 7:00, soon 4.8 sailing along the south shore.
Tack west of Long Point at 7:55. Motor sailing at 8:10, SPARTINA rolling from side to side in the chop, sails hanging loose.
Wind fills in and we sail across the river. Just after 9:00 in the creek, wind blocked by the trees and under power. I check the gps coming in to the dock, 198 NM. Approaching the ramp Conway waves from a neighboring pier, welcomes us back.