Labor Day

Wow! Wind for a change – and mostly blowing in the right direction.  Click on the Spot tracker (right, bottom left corner to toggle between pages) to see the long broad reach course on Saturday from Annapolis north to Rock Creek, and the less direct runs on Sunday to Gibson and Monday home.
Saturday, was warm and sunny and we made 5.5 to 6.5kts for most of the 26nm trip. Made a wide turn around White Rocks with Key Bridge in the distance,

We joined a raft of 10 other SOS boats at Rock Creek for a pleasant evening of good food and company.

Sunday meant a short, but up-wind sail south to Gibson Island – good practice for tacking through crab pot waters! Six of our SOS friends followed suit and we made two rafts  near Graveyard Point — not an encouraging name for an anchorage 😦

Monday was another story. The forecast called for isolated T’storms and heavy rains through much of the day with 15-20kt wind from the south – directly on our nose going home. We made an early start, but still caught one of the squalls. Passed by a Tow making much better headway than we were. 
Fought the head wind and 3-5ft chop most of the way home – worst of it at the Bay Bridge brought us almost to a stop for an uneasy moment………..

Cruise ended at Boat Yard Bar & Grill with a cold brew and a great crab cake sandwich.

Kudos to the crew, Pam & Dane!!