Originally Posted by chef2sail
Quietly anchored in Jubb Cove, Bodkin after a nice sail today.winds were mainly E / NE at 10-13 which was great for north south tacks. We sailed down to the Chesapeake By Bridge and decided to return tack to get loser to home port as a storm coming up the coast s scheduled to dump a few days of rain.
Dinner was two herb rubbed NY strips, Pittsburg rare with grilled portebellas and grilled argus. Dessert was grilled golden pineapple and grilled fresh peaches drizzled with a port chocolate reduction. Nice bottle of Boogle Red Zin to accompany. Life is good.
Nice to have these cooler days in August on the Chessie.
To finish the weekend, It looked gloomy outside with NNE winds and the weather alerts were for rain, but the clouds looked mixed with the cumulous mostly to the east, probably on the Delaware River. The sysytem headed up the coast had us in nice steady 15 knot winds with a few spurts to 20. A little light rain ( no getting wet as we put the connecter between dodger and bimini in ) once in a while, but nothing major and an actually stupendous day to sail in the Patapsco.
After a nice relaxing breakfast of lox and bagels, turkey bacon and Kona coffee, We sailed twice all the way up through the Inner Harbor and back to Bodkin ( at the mouth of the Bay) in about 4 hours never going below 6.5 knots. Hardly any boats scared off by the forecast and we had most of the river to ourselves. Felt like fall, but shorts and T shirts were still the order of the day.