S/V Delilah

A Blog to track the wanderings of the S/V Delilah, a 37-foot Tayana sailboat.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Those nasty winds

Some of you might think that we'd be almost to our destination by now. Those who think that are wrong. We're in Old Harbor, Block Island, grinding up against the wharf (we will need to buy a 2 x 4 to keep Delilah off the pilings). Sand from the wharf is ALL over the boat. Nasty. We put in here because even though the wind today was from the NW, we couldn't make it all the way to the Great Salt Pond, our original destination.
The good news is that we are able to go ashore for the first time since we left Boston on Sunday night. We stayed for two nights in Cuttyhunk Pond, which was calm and pretty, but we did not feel like blowing up the dinghy for such a short stop.
NOAA is predicting SW winds through Saturday, so we might just sail through Long Island Sound (thanks for the charts, Susan). Then again, the wind is now predicted to turn S on Sunday, meaning we'll have to sail close hauled all the way to Virginia unless we wait here for a while. We are lucky that it has been warm.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Gregory Burd said...

So, how's life been so far? Are you finding that your attitude changes with your latitude? Are you missing anything ashore (food, people, showers)? Are you far enough into your journey to know that you've made a good decision to cast off and sail away? Inquiring minds want to know.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous stecker said...

Greg, you look so hot in that photo.

6:53 PM  

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