susys running away to sea

"The rigors (sic) of an expeditionary lifestyle"

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Thursday 21 Sept

We left Provincetown early this morning, heading across to the Cape Cod Canal, crossing our outward course again. It was windy from the Northwest, about 15-20 knots with gusts, overcast, some whitecaps. At last the wind had decided to work with us, so under all sail we charged across the lumpy sea. I have to wedge my legs against the coamings to stay behind the wheel. By the time we get to the Canal, the sun has come out, and we transit the Canal under power, while I make pancakes with bacon and syrup.

In Buzzard's Bay, it's now really hot, sails up again, and instead of going behind Scraggy Neck, as on our way out, we decide to push on for Cuttyhunk Island, 20 miles further down the Bay. When we left in June, it was so foggy in the Bay, I saw nothing. Now I can see the seaward chain of islands to port and the mainland to starboard, the latter edged with large expensive seaview houses - had no idea it was so built up. We made about 50 comfortable miles - what a pleasure not to have the engine running.


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