|Can you tell they're brothers?|
|Trouble in a dinghy!|
We had a lazy morning at anchor, with coffee and smoothies and BIL heading out in the kayak. The wind started to pick up nicely, so we hauled up anchor by 10:00 am (nice to have extra crew members) and had the sails up 15 minutes later as we turned back into the main part of the Chowan. The brother's were quickly playing with sail configurations/trim and different tacks. It was a beautiful day to sail with 10-15 kts of wind and max speed of 7.5 kts. We started with a close reach, then a beam reach and finally a run.
|Every day is something new. We finally got around the a wing & wing configuration.|
Family departs Sunday morning. I stepped out into the cockpit to see the Captain watching his brother scrubbing the may flies off the deck. "What's going on out here?" "He volunteered!" The second our guests head down the dock, Amelia comes out to reclaim her territory! We borrowed the marina courtesy car to go grocery shopping (but no beer, because it's before noon on Sunday--Captain will have to make a second trip), cleaning and naps. As usual, we've found a another party on the waterfront. It's Music by the Bay sponsored by the Barkley House--Justin Holland & Friends is playing acoustic country right across from the marina. We sneak onto the upstairs porch of the Barkley House and watch from the shade of the rocking chairs with a breeze. Purchased the books, History of the Dismal Swamp and Cornbread Nation.
|Music by the Bay (with Odin in the top right)|