Honestly, that's not something you see every day. Snow while under sail. I love it! Strange, we are taught not to sail in inclement weather if we can help it. I've always disagreed. While I wouldn't go out in a dangerous gale, I relish a bit of inclement weather. How else to learn how to sail in it when you aren't expecting to? Sadly, none of my sailing buddies share my enthusiasm...Trust me, you can create a fair bit of solitude by sailing to Maine in the winter
That's true. I can find satisfying solitude in some surprising places. I used to find it on small boats in wilderness lakes in the Northeast.I have a little beach cruising boat, besides my 28 ft cruising boat. With the little boat i traveled some quite remote places. 10000 islands/Everglades coast in Florida, Maine islands trail, upstate NY lakes, it is quite possible to find a solitude in small boat if you step off a beaten path.
In Maine you will always see someone on the water as we have a large commercial fishing fleet that operate year round. Recreationally, boating starts to drop off significantly at Labor Day. We do our annual cruise in September and enjoy uncrowded mooring fields and waterfronts. I have been in plenty of anchorages in the spring and fall in Maine and been the only boat.Trust me, you can create a fair bit of solitude by sailing to Maine in the winter