Monday, October 02, 2006

Depature and Put-in-Bay 9/23-9/24

Sarah, Judi and cousin Anne all came down to the marina (with some fresh doughnuts) to see us off. This was most appreciated.

Sam and I left Bolles Harbor, MI in the very damp foggy morning and sailed east on a gentle breeze to Put-in-Bay where we joined the Jolly Roger Sailing Club Bash to the Bay. Although we are former members of Jolly Roger, Bill Owens and the others club members there welcomed us very cordially.
After mass Sunday morning, we left with high hopes and strong SW winds, unfortunately too strong. The winds built to moderate gale force, about 30 knots with 5-8 foot seas, so we took shelter on the lee side of Kelley’s Island where we anchored.
The forecast calls for continued 25-35 knot winds and 6-9 foot waves, so we’ll say where we are for the night and continue tomorrow. The forecast is for 10-15 knot winds from the west, so it could be almost anything.