Perfect sailing weather today. Accordingly, we slipped the lines as the power boat traffic was thinning – about 1600 – and headed out to the bay for a couple of hours on the water.
We made it through the creek, out to the open bay, raised sails and turned off the diesel. Wind, waves, and sunshine in perfect proportion. Five miles south, sometimes beam reaching, sometimes close reaching as the ambivalent wind couldn’t commit to one direction. Finally, opposite North Beach, we came about and started back. Sailing 3.5 – 5.5 knots, no discomfort, no strong gusts, just steady 8-12 knot breeze.
After 2-plus hours we were striking sail outside the channel, preparing to motor back to our slip. We backed into our slip about 1815 and tied up. A little later we were wowed by a stunning sunset.
That was just right.