Monday, July 9, 2012

We beat the heat!

    Yesterday we beat the heat! I was dying to go for a sail but didn't want to get out there and cook in this heat. The weather forecast was for good wind during the overnight hours and into the morning, so we got up at 5:30 and left the slip close to 7a.m. What a great morning out on the water. Wind was from the SW blowing 13-15kts and gusting to 18kts, a bit more than predicted but it sure made for some great sailing. Downwind on a broad reach Sal was moving right along! Very nice sail indeed. Check out our YouTube channel for video of it.

Heading out with the sun rising from the east

A nice full main! Rare during July and August

 Wife enjoying the breeze and the light spray as we beat into the waves. We were headed toward  Hampton, VA

A bit far off but that is a large container ship approaching Thimble Shoals Light

Returning from our sail we just rounded the corner to Little Creek inlet

Approaching our slip

Sal looking salty and happy to have been out doing what she does best!

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