I sailed my boat
up to Annapolis
from Oriental in June, great trip. When the wind
shifted to the N, Force 6, I couldn't resist and had a great 150 mile day singlehanding
to Norfolk. Chartplotter
went out at dark, back to paper as I surfed past one commercial
ship after another....and talked to all of 'em. Winds were gusting over 30, but had dropped considerably by morning when I shot this video. I was in wool and goretex, end of June. Just a couple days prior were heat advisories, and a few days after, the derecho bowled through.
It was the first time I used a window so aggressively - singlehanding
. There were nasty storms still sweeping through Norfolk when I turned out of East Bay, but cool, dry, air quickly filling in from behind. It was a blast, with a few moments of terror, like when one behemoth just appeared from nowhere. I was completely alert, hand steering
all night, but mattered not, as the TINY sidelights twinkled just like the buoy lights that led me south. I issued frequent Securite' calls after that, when I realized my native radar
was poorly tuned...