Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Seal Bay

What a clear day! No fog, lots of wind, not much wave action. The wind was out of the west at 10 to 20 kts with gusts to 27 kts! It was down in the 50's in the morning but was 70 when we left for Seal Bay. First we had a blueberry pancake breakfast with the native blueberries brought by the Mehaffeys. We had the main all the way out but had to reef the jib and sailed across Penobscot Bay at 7 kts. Entering the Fox Island Thorofare, the wind piped up to 27 kts and we had to further reef the jib and pull in the main but still sailed along at 6 to 7 kts.

We didn't put the engine on until right in front of Seal Bay and found a good spot in the inner harbor protected from the west. After grilling hamburgers with fresh tomatos on the side from Mehaffeys' garden, we went seal watching on the nearby ledges. The seal obliged and lots of digital film was expended. Now the water is calm and we're looking forward to tomorrow's sail, a west wind to Pickering Island.


Anonymous said...

sounds like you had a great sail!!