As we passed through the CBBT
we saw loads of girls at anchor, some patiently awaiting tugs, permission to
enter the bay - so lots of chatter to listen to. The weather was treating Bear's
knee well, with a sea as flat as a pancake. We were kept amused for hours
listening to the Navy and watching a patrol plane fly back and forth. "This is
the US Navy, will vessel........... please answer and proceed out of the active
firing range, an exercise is about to begin". Still we never know what to expect
next but it does keep us entertained and often very amused.
We found ourselves tucked in behind a
yacht heading our way and settled into a nice, easy afternoon. If you looked up
you would assume we were miles out to sea, if we looked back we could still see
the massive expanse of the CBBT. I made Bear get wet-eyed laughing when I stated
firmly, "I will not go below 6.8 metres below us". He thought that very funny as
over the last few weeks I was more than happy with anything over 0.4. "A girl
has to set standards you know" - Clearly.
Have you ever seen a dodgy knee'd man
realise he could be in trouble
Steady Bear, steady
It's all going down in my memory bank
and WILL be got back to at a later date when he can tolerate just
Later in the afternoon the yacht
ahead came on the radio for a chat (seen in the sunset photo below). Tillicum
has been cruising for three years from Vancouver, taking in Belize and Honduras.
They were heading up to New York to give a talk at a yacht club on their
adventures, they were stopping in Sandy Hook for a break. We wished them well
and settled for the evening.
ALL IN ALL IT
FELT SO GOOD TO BE OUT AT SEA EN ROUTE FOR NEW YORK