With forecasts of high winds and rain I sleep in, then enjoy a cup of hot chocolate to go with breakfast. Hourly weather shows I should have the morning with comfortable winds, maybe time for a "day sail" before hunkering down. Sails up at 8:00, I am barely out of the mooring field when a couple of strong gusts roll through. Maybe I should find a good place to anchor.
I sail north towards the anchorage marked on Navionics as Mill Dam. I circle back and forth for a while, looking for a good, secure place to anchor. There are a lot of boats at the moorings. It takes a while to find a place where I can swing at anchor and not have to worry about hitting a moored boat.
Anchor down 9:45.
I slip on my drysuit, expecting moisture will be everywhere. Rain comes and goes. Fog comes and goes. The wind is not as strong as forecast. I read, nap, drink cups of hot tea. I find myself laying back with my duffel filled with clothes as a cushion, not quite awake a not quite asleep. It is pleasant and restful. A decent cell signal so I can keep up with the news.
Wind and thunder come with the evening.