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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We spent the night in Boby Owl Cove by ourselves. Winds gusting over 35 quiet common and just a passing shower at 6:00 AM

Was a relief after 72 miles and a 12 hour sail up from the Rappahanock.

Seeing that the weather called for steady 20 gusts to 45 is what made our decision to keep going past Solomons so we could pretty much stay in the protection of the Choptank .

At noon as the winds calmed we made the 1 hour job over to San Domingo Creek - the back door to St Michaels and again are the o my boat in here on a Friday. It looked pretty rough on the river with4-5 foot Chesapeake Chop from the S and SW so our decision yesterday was a good one.

Today and tomorrow we will just hang out as our first vacation comes to an end. Trips to town in the dinghy for ice cream and lunch at Ava's may be in order .

It's not quite as warm today and tomorrow after the front drags through in the AM looks like s glorious day.

All in all we had a great vacation. At the conclusion over 460 miles covered by our well traveled Haleakula.

We were wary about an early summer vacation in June in the Chesapeake due to its heat, but there was only one oppressive day( yesterday) . Also we had good wind and sailed over 80% of the time.

It's funny we've gotten into a good traveling rhythm and we are at the end, but good practice for when we retire.

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