Today we got in a lot of sailing, but it was definitely a lot of work. Most of the day we had gusting variable winds, 10-25 knots, and a continual succession of rain squalls. Our first bascule bridge (for lubbers, this is the proper term for a draw bridge) gave us a perfectly timed opening as we we sailing along at 7.5+ knots (that is very fast for a little cruising sailboat). The whole day of 52 miles was – engine on, engine off – reef for a squall, shake the reef out – slow, fast – adjust the sails, and stay in the channel.
I found a well protected place to anchor called “Campbell Pocket”. Enter this on Google Maps and you can see the spot. The little marina there seems to have been recently taken over as part of a State Park. Only problem, very shallow water. Right now we are anchored in 3-feet of water just off of a not-so-well marked channel. We will let you know whether we can find our way out.