Time On The Water

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.

Beautiful day on the water.  Lots of boats out there, even at 1700.  Mostly sailboats, though.

Beautiful day on the water. Lots of sailboats out there, even at 1700.

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.

View from our back door.

View from our back door.

That was just right.

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2 comments
  1. Tate said:

    Those sunsets never get old.

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