Sailventure Day Two on Elysium

Captain's Log:

Herring to Solomons - 33 miles in eight hours. Our wind was on the nose but we were able to cheat to windward.  Some sailing without the motor today!  Beautiful day.  24 knots SSW steady until the storms began ramping up to 34 knot gusts when coming into the Patuxent River.  Two-handed sailing can be challenging in heavy weather, but we did a great job problem solving our way through it and got the mainsail down with precision!

Ship Photographer's Log:

Again, another day of strong winds and waves making it difficult to keep the camera in the cockpit, but of course I was able to click a few along our journey to Solomons!  Not to many boats out and about - hmmm.  We cruised along with Capt. Dave, the tugboat for a while, actually spotted a sting ray in the bay (wasn't able to get that one unfortunately), raced the storm clouds, watched over our anchor in gale force winds and rain you could nearly see through!  CRAZY DAY - but all is calm and have an amazing sky to take in.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday we will be off to the Potomac River!!  See ya then

 

 

 

 

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