Sail off anchor at 7:00. Cool calm night with eagles crying in the trees at dawn. A few mosquitoes early in the evening but they soon left. Allow drift out of Hail Creek, 1.3. Coconut chocolate RxBar with a Tanka buffalo bar for breakfast.
Out on the Chester River 7:20, motor sailing at 7:50. Off Wickes Beach 8:20, pretty day but light wind.
Some wind at 8:40, soon motor sailing again. Sailing at 9:20, 2.0. Off Swan Point at 11:00. Light wind but sailing.
Noon, south wind and sailing against the tide at 1.3. A tug and a barge in the shipping channel and I can hear her diesels grinding away. Another barge near Tolchester Beach where the shipping channel runs up almost to the beach and I stay east of the channel, plenty of water for a small boat. An eagle grabs a silvery fish out of the water and flies towards shore.
Making 2.1 with a south wind on a lazy day. The open bay to port, red cliffs of eastern shore to starboard. Geese fly overhead, they tell me the seasons are changing.
Entering Worton Creek at 3:50 and the best wind of the day fills in. I can't waste it so tack back and forth on the creek on a pleasant afternoon. Several cruisers headed south have anchored in the creek and I chat with them along the way.
Anchor down Worton Creek 4:35. The forecast for tomorrow confirms the seasons are changing. North with and cooler temperatures. I'll take it.