Riding the Ebb Sled

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Smoke on the Water

  • Up at 0700 — not as far to go (we thought)
  • Sea-smoke on the water; dew on, well, everything
  • Early sun on the bow gave us glint squints behind our dark glasses
  • Wind lasted three hours then, kerflooey
  • Racing schooners paraded (slowly) down the Bay— we passed astern of Summerwind

Summerwind (USMMA, Kings Point)

  • We never had a head current — by Wolf Trap Light, we were moving at 9 knots (normal is 6.3)
  • We decided to skip Poquoson and head for Norfolk
  • We rode a fair current all the way into Lafayette River!
  • Deale to Norfolk in two days, sunny and dry — in the Fall — wow
  • We could get used to this…

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