Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is a boat not a home office and I guess I’m just going to have to accept that. Our internet connectivity lately has been sporadic at best.
We stayed at the anchorage in Bohemia River for an extra day for some much needed R. & R. Besides, since we still have summer down here, and we were in fresh water, (rare in these parts) we were able to go swimming. It was very nice but the water wasn’t Georgian Bay quality…. but what is? We made a plan to leave the next day and sail towards Baltimore.
As planned, we left for points yet undetermined on Monday morning and we had a short but exhilarating sail to Sassafras (love that name) River. We would have gone further but to our surprise we ended up sailing in winds 30-35 knots with gusts up to 40 knots. Our sailing friends will appreciate that, that is a lot of wind. On top of that we were beating into the wind so what should have been a 15 mile trip ended up being 23 miles, (according to our knot log), with all the tacks we had to put in. It was hairy but Blue Blazes handled it well and so did her crew.
It’s still blowing like stink again today so we are staying put for now.