Start your engines…

We thought we’d be gone today, but a couple of not-quite-cleaned-up projects and some small-craft-advisory weather brought us to the decision that we would leave tomorrow.  There’s a weather system taking over the bay – it’s moving in today at the tune of 25 knot winds with gusts to 30, but it’ll hang out for a week with 10-15 knot winds.  And that’s what I like, for sure.

Of course, the real problem isn’t 25-30 knot winds – it’s that those winds are coming from our destination and so we have to beat into them in order to get where we want to go.  We wouldn’t make good progress today in the head wind and the chop, so there it is…we wait.

Tomorrow, we’ll have the same wind but less of it and very little chop.  I’m hoping that our lovely sailboat will slip right on through the water and bring us to a safe harbor on the Eastern Shore (as far north on that shore as possible…) for the night.  At which point…

We will be able to warm ourselves with our Cozy Cabin propane heater!  I’m so excited about this – it’s real independence in an area where sleeping would be difficult due to cold.  Makes me hurt for homeless people, it does.

Hopefully James will be able to upload some photos of our improved main cabin with its beautiful new appliance.

So wish us a good time.  Fair winds and following seas is the usual wish, but we’ve already put that wish away…

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