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Old 11-01-2009
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Halloween and Turn Back the Clocks Weekend

So we headed out on Saturday hoping to make it to Fairlee Creek (where we never visit in the summer due to the PB Yahoo's).

Starts out a little drizzle on Sat at noon with the forecast for clearing after 1 and then the front and rain from 9PM clearing on Sunday. Weather forcaster was smoking crack.

We get out to the end of Patapsco, reefed jib..20 knots steady from the South preceding the front..gusts to 25. Misty rain. Double rainbows....then all hell breaks loose..25-30 steady..pelting rain...so much for the forecast so we and the two boats we were traveling with decide to hole up in Bodkin Creek. Soon as we get inside the entrance...peace and tranquility...light breeze..pleasent.

We raft up at 3 PM.. Have cocktails and upscale munchies for a few hours with great company and break apart about 9 as we didn't want to drag with the winds predicted to switch after the front arrived.

Rain starts at 11 pm...continues all night...until Noon today. Best thing to do...catch up on sleep and gain an hour. Another bonus weekend of sailing after October 1.


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We were out in it all day long running north for the winter. Seven hours from Baltimore up to Summit North on the canal. We saw consistent SW winds in the high teens to plus twenty all day. Popped out the genny and motor sailed the entire way. Other than the rainbows it was another wet nasty day on the bay. At least the chop layed down north of Pooles Is.

Woke up to rain in a warm cozy bunk at 6:00. The desire to catch the tide up Delaware River won out over a few more minute of sleep. It paid off with another shorter than expected run. Averaged 9.5 kts SOG for 6 hrs. Now to get her decommisioned
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