A cold front comes through in the middle of the night. Some distant lightning and thunder but not too much. The temperature drops about 30 degrees. I stay warm and comfortable in my bivy and sleeping bag. Just after dawn there are a couple of brief but heavy rainfalls.
Sail off anchor under mizzen and jib. It is calm and just light wind on Dividing Creek, I expect more wind from the back side of the front when I get to the Wye River and Miles River. Morning comes with a mixture of dark clouds, clear sky and golden light.
I sail down the creek at 2.6, wave to Nick and Megan on their catamaran. Out on the Wye River it is a beautiful morning. Raise a double reefed main at 7:45, soon round up to shake out both reefs. All the wind is blocked by tall trees on shore, making 2.9 under full sail.
8:30 tuck both reefs back in the main, I can see rough water out on the Miles. Soon shake out the second reef, Making 4.4 with a single reef and wind over the starboard quarter.
Out on the Miles River the wind is almost exactly on the stern. Soon I see Nick and Megan's catamaran on my stern. I make a few jibes and angle off the wind so that the main doesn't block the jib. A less direct route than heading straight for St. Michaels but I think we make better time with wind in all the sails. GPS shows a couple runs at 5+ kts as we slide down the waves. Calmer water past Deepwater Point.
Main and jib down outside of Fogg Cove, docked a little after 10:00. A few small boats already in place for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival. Time to clean up the boat, catch up on the log, relax and get a nice lunch.