Here We Go Again

Randall B Griepp
Thu 16 May 2013 04:05

33:27.212N 66:05.237W

Wednesday May 15, 2013 11:30 pm

Here we go again

We had an early start today; pulled up our anchor at 5:30 am and set out the channel from St Georges harbor into big Northerly swells and stiff head winds. We managed to sail a close hauled course to our way point at the edge of Gulfstream 398 miles away. We sailed until 16:00 hour when the wind died and the swells that bothered us all day somewhat subsided. We rolled up the jib and started motor sailing to a heading of 316 degrees which should take us to the recommended crossing point of the much maligned river in the Atlantic. The quarter waxing moon just set over the horizon and the night suddenly became darker. We seem to be the only souls out here again. There is nobody around except the drone of the engine noise the sound of the crashing waves and rushing water and the assorted whining and the clanking of the rigging. The nights are lonely...