"When I think of all the fools I've been it's a wonder that I've sailed this many miles." -Guy Clark

Friday, June 4, 2021

day four - weather hold, a day sail

Strong north winds and thunderstorms arrived in the middle of the night.  Gusts to the mid-30s, SPARTINA pounding in chop coming down Broad Creek.  More rain than expected but stayed dry and slept well.

Wake to a cold, windy and rough morning.  I worry about the anchor holding.  Boom tent down, anchor up, motor to a beautiful well-protected anchorage on South Creek.  Protected from the wind and the sun feels good against the morning chill.  Still cool enough that I slip on a set of thermals.  

Not going anywhere today, so what to do?  Read, relax, cover my eyes and drift off into a deep sleep.

Wake in time for brunch: biscuits and gray with sausage crumbles.  Perfect for a cool day.  Wind drops off and it is so pretty why not a day sail?  Sails up 1:30 for an exploration of South Lake.  

video of afternoon sail in South Lake

A delightful sail southeast and then close to the wind up Northeast Prong.  

Then further sound on South Lake, coming about with the wind on beam over to Deep Bay, great anchorages all along the way.  

Anchor down just below Boranges Point at 4:30, reading and then beef stew for dinner.  Sometimes going nowhere is perfect.

 12.58 NM for the day

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