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Morning came around 8:00 for us on the boat. I read in bed for a while but the call of the wild beckoned me to shore. The day was overcast but warm. I climbed into the kayak and made my way to shore were I could use the park service toilet facilities. A week on the water with a family makes it important to take advantage of any on shore facilities. No one wants a full head tank! Back at he boat the girls had woken up and a breakfast of oatmeal, granola bars, juice, and milk was taking place. Our breakfasts are not fancy but they are predictable.
Once the boat was
stowed and all our gear put away we listened to the weather channel
and planned our days sail. The
east wind was going to hold until late in the evening when it was
predicted to switch to the south.
We decided to head to
We raised anchor and
As we neared Outer
Later we hiked back to the dinghy and then decided to hike further down the beach in search of the marsh/pond just off the beach. It is located about ¾ of a mile down the shore. Michael was the first to scamper up the dune and lay eyes upon the marsh. While not exactly an amazing vista it was fun to see a new place.
Back at the dinghy we
all swam and relaxed until it was time to return to the sailboat.
Back on board we prepared for departure.
The wind had picked up since we had arrived so we made sure all
hatches were closed, etc… and raised the anchor.
This was to be our evening sail of the trip.
We started the diesel
and checked out
The weather radio was predicting a wind shift to the south around midnight to 5-10 knots. Before bed I made the boat ready in the event we would have to move in the night. Actually, I always make the boat ready to move in the night. The wind did shift at midnight to the south and we had a bit of a bouncy night of sleep. The wind settled down around sunrise. All in all, another really fun day.