I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon--it really was a gorgeous weekend. I single-handed our boat for the first time on an overnight from the South River to the Wye River to meet up with some friends from our sailing club. Coming out of the South River, I had my hands full with a little too much main up, beating to windward towards Bloody Point. A reef would have helped to keep the rail out of the water! I tried to take some pics with the rail in the water, but it was too tough to steer and snap. Some of the pics are from my phone, others my camera, so it's a mixed bag--Here's what I got...
And after rounding BP, I was able to fall off and start making some real time up Eastern Bay. I sailed all the way up the Wye River, and only started the engine just around the corner from Dividing Creek.
The next morning (Sunday) was lovely. Dividing Creek was quiet and calm.
The sail home was nothing rockin', but I managed a 4.7 knot average, and sailed almost the entire 26 miles. Can't really ask for more than that.
All-in-all, I ran the engine for about an hour in two days, sailed 52 miles round trip, and the weather was beautiful. In addition, I sailed the boat alone for the first time, and managed to get it home without breaking it. And you really
can't ask for more than that!