Halcyon Days - Where was the wind?
We had a smooth voyage from Portsmouth to Cape May - departing at 0600 Wednesday and arriving in Cape May at 0800 on Thursday. There was a gently rolling sea on our starboard stern quarter and light westerly winds the entire trip...just not enough wind to sail once we turned the corner to head north, so we motored all but a few hours.
Now we are tucked into Cape May for the day - some sightseeing for the crew that hasn't visited yet, relaxing for some...some sleep for all....then ready for the home stretch tomorrow/Saturday.
The crew, Peter, Gary and Jim S, are all very experienced blue water sailors. Gary has done the DelMarVa twice before with other groups - and in both directions! He regularly sails with his NJ sailing club. Peter has a large number of passages to all sorts of destinations and sails his own boat from Annapolis. Jim S has also sailed a number of passages and keeps his own boat New Bedford, Mass. So, Skipper Jim B. has some great teachers to learn from and has had no trouble giving them the wheel to go below for sleep when my watch is over!
One more leg!
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