Southbound Day 4 - Scituate via the Cape Cod Canal to Wings Neck
Date 18:20 Tuesday 4 September 2012
Today the starting plan was to change the generator impellor, yesterday
it started to cut out due to over heating, always a sign of it requiring an
impellor change, and then motor to
Not only was it raining and dull but the weather forecast for Wednesday looked fairly unpleasant so having finished the generator job by 11:30 we decided to push on and catch the afternoon tide through the Cape Cod Canal and sit out the foul weather in Wings Neck.
Of course the forecast south east wind wasn’t quite that and navigation was made easy by just motoring directly into the wind for most of the time although a double reefed main well pulled over to windward did produce some lift later in the day.
The tide pushed us through the canal at a steady 3 knots and in the
absence of a free mooring of suitable size in
Smoked haddock in cheese sauce provided the sustenance. I am suspicious of exactly how much haddock the Mate has secreted in the freezer, there appears to be a bottomless supply; not that I am complaining as it is a favourite.