Sun 31 Aug 2008 16:26
Course: South Speed: 7 knots
Wind: Northwest, Moderate breeze
Day's Run: 116 miles
Land Ho! At 10.05 this forenoon we raised Cape Cod, the good ol' US of A, and just so that I could not be in any doubt one of the first things I saw was a small aircraft towing a gynormous US flag. What is it with Americans and their flag; don't they know where they live? Well I had best say no more about our long standing allies and their eccentricities seeing as I am heading back that way. As I stood on deck in the sunshine, now in shorts and bare feet for the first time this cruise, it felt good to see the shores of where I had set out from only a few months ago. I was happy, maybe in part brought on by a sense of accomplishment. Well, no need to analyse everything. Now we are approaching Nantucket Sound. I am making up my mind whether to go round or through. I have yet to check out the tides, which I will do once finished here, but at the moment think I will go through the Sound as it will be a little shorter, more interesting and I haven't done it yet despite having passed this way for the sixth time now.
The sun is shining, the wind is perfect, the seas are relatively calm with the offshore breeze, and I had best get back on deck to look out for other boats and fishing buoys and the like now that we are back in coastal navigation mode.
Busy, busy, busy. Zzzzzzzz.