Tuesday, October 7 | Distance Travelled: 0.4 nm
After a nice season, haulout day arrived. As usual, this was a bittersweet moment. With fall upon us and winter approaching, the weather in Falmouth becomes too unpredictable and despite many great sailing days that might remain, it becomes clear that the time to haul has arrived.
Tuesday July 1 | 5.3 Nautical Miles
Snuck out for a nice hour-and-a-half afternoon sail. Wind started light, but filled in for a nice clockwise sail around Clapboard. 6.1 knots on the reach. Picked up mooring under sail at 1540. Installed chafe gear on one pennant of the mooring, then managed to slice the bejeezus out of my thumb with the rigging knife. Departed boat 1610.
Sunday, June 29 | 5.4 Nautical Miles
Heather, Gavin, and I had a nice light air sail on Sunday. We had strong morning showers, and rain again in the evening, but we squeezed in a nice 2 hour sail. Our friend Dan on the Sandra Lee was about the only other boat out there for most of the time. Sailed around with him for a while before heading in. Very pleasant.
But regardless, I decided it would be fun to invite the boys out for a daysail aboard Dasein. And so it was. June 26, the bay to ourselves, and only a little dampness. Oh, and the cheesy comestibles!
With no long cruise on the schedule for the summer, we were anxious to at least get out for a few overnights and possibly long weekends. To that end, we scheduled our first overnight for the weekend of June 14. Though the weather didn't seem to be promising for Saturday night into Sunday, we mangaged to get out on Friday evening for a night aboard.
We put together a little video from our 2007 Penobscot Bay Cruise. It's a 15meg Quicktime video file. Enjoy.
The forecast for the weekend was for favorable weather on Saturday, and questionable weather on Sunday. But we were hoping to get out for at least an overnight and Heather thought she could get out of work by midafternoon on Friday, so we planned to head to some nearby location for Friday night. To that end, I spent most of Thursday afternoon packing and prepping for our first overnight, then loading gear aboard.