We cast off after dinner. Temperature was moderate (72 F), and on the creek, the breeze seemed unpromising. Didn’t matter – it was a beautiful evening, and an overnight trip on board had been cancelled due to an unexpected event earlier that day. Anyway, time on the water – breezy or not – was needed, so off we went.
As we headed out of the creek southeast toward Herring Bay, a fairly noticeable headwind greeted us – things were looking up. We got out of the channel past the marker, and I raised sail, setting off at about 3 knots to the NE. The wind built as we got out toward the main bay, and finally we were touching 5 knots regularly.
The sky was on fire, but my back was to it, so when we came about after a couple of miles, I asked Ruth to take a few photos.
We sailed toward the setting sun on the return trip. Motored up the creek in the dusk, past the midweek party at the local dock bar. Finally tying up at about 2045.
Now that was good!