All - We gave up, quit, defeated, whimpering home soaked in sweat. It was as hot and humid as I can remember and not a breath of air to sail by. Nothing but three knot winds that turned on and off all day long over the course of three days. We couldn't keep a 3/4 oz spinnaker
filled for more than 10 minutes at a time.
We did anchor
at Grace Ck and went swimming in nettle free 88-deg water. We anchored between the Hambilton Islands in San Domingo Ck. and swam in 88- deg water also free of the pests.
Best of all we discovered Cambridge - a place we had not been predisposed to like (years of rumor). A great sailing destination and a nice little town. We dined at "Bistro Poplar" and were "wowed". I'll be interested in the two chefs opinions who frequent this forum. Also, go to "Scoops" for a breakfast burrito and a sandwich to go.
We caught 17-22-kt (apparent) winds on Tuesday (though on-the-nose) so got a good romp home on a damned lumpy Bay.
Thanks all - we will return for the Narrows and Dunn cove and more of the Tred Avon. btw a friend took his HR-43 with 6'8" of lead dragging under her belly, right through the Narrows with no problem!