Peaceful night. Clearly, sunny morning. A walk into town for a light breakfast on North Talbot Street.
The forecast catches my eye. In a few days the remnants of Hurricane Sally will be on directly on top of Chesapeake Bay. Three days of heavy rain predicted. Maybe a sign that the cruise is coming to an end.
I spend the day walking through town near the old fisherman cottages and the working harbor where parking is reserved for watermen only. And I explore the museum, spending a lot of time in the Steamboat Building looking at the wonderful Chesapeake Bay photographs by David W. Harp. He has spent a lifetime documenting life on Chesapeake Bay, sometimes for pay and sometimes just because he has a passion for it.
Afternoon the wind swings from north to southwest. SPARTINA, docked near the lighthouse, is now exposed to a stiff breeze and it could be an uncomfortable night. After checking with the dockmaster on duty I motor around to main marina and tie up where the water is like glass.
Back to Foxy's for steamed mussels and a glass (or two) of Chardonnay. Not quite 7:30 and I'm the last customer on the outdoors deck.
Back to SPARTINA with a forecast of a strong southerly wind tomorrow followed by wind out of the north the following day. Perfect winds to carry me back to Cambridge.