Chasing geese

After an extended cruise in company with friend Roger’s ‘Strider’ (reported in the ‘Hobbit Land’ stories), I returned to home port to re-provision.  I also needed to prepare for an SOS cruise up the Bay to the Corsica River for the annual Goose Cruise.  The wind gods were kind and delivered 5-15kts from the right direction for both the sail up and return.   Twenty-two boats made up the circle raft, and with that many there was some waiting time…

Looking across the raft

 

Waiting their turn..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always a good party, and fun watching other boats come into the raft. Valinor was second boat in so there was lots of entertainment.

 

 

 

Sunday, when the raft broke up and others sailed home, I dropped an anchor and stayed another night.  It was a beautiful location, and the geese cooperated both morning and evening as they moved to and from their feeding grounds..

 

 

We had other assorted visitors, including this little gull looking for handouts …

 

Lookin’ for handouts

….  and a special treat as this gentleman took his Chessies out for an evening boat ride

 

An evening cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple small trawlers motored in to spend the night, and these friendly folks from Chestertown, stopped by to say hello – they certainly enjoyed the evening sunset on the bow of their boat ..

Barbequed pork loin off the grill, with fresh sliced tomatoes and chilled pinot grigio made for a great dinner ..

A fine dinner off the grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… and the evening sunset topped off another pleasant day on the water!

Sailed back to home port on Monday in favorable 8-14kt winds.  As one of the last sails of the season, it will be memorable.

 

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