2359 Sunday 15 July 2012
Icy wastes; well not quite, but getting the temperature own below 90F
would be appreciated.
We spent a very pleasant few days in Norfolk courtesy once again of Gary and
Greta. Included in the visit were a monster shop for provisions and
meetings with the people who will be building a fibreglass hard top to replace
the original cockpit canvas roof when we return in September.
Gary and Greta saw us off at 0740 this morning and it was already
getting hot. Whilst there was not much wind initially there was enough to
be able to motor sail out past the Chesapeake
Bridge tunnel and then
head north east. The wind gradually filled in and we spent a very
pleasant day broad reaching at about 7 knots. Towards midnight the wind
followed the forecast and went dead astern and onto the port quarter. The
speed dropped but progress of 4 to 5 knots is adequate and the sea is calm.
The chart will give an idea of where we are going, first objective the Cape Cod Canal, top right. Our position is actually
that at 0300 Monday as we cross the approaches to the Delaware. The green triangles are AIS targets
and our position is the red marker.
Dinner – a re-run of last nights bolognaise – made
yesterday’s heat in the galley worthwhile.