Sunday, April 27, 2008
Planning the Crossing Home
We had a vigorous sail from Manjack to Spanish Cay to stage ourselves for the 3-4 day crossing to either Charleston or Beaufort or some other port required by weather. We plan to take off with Rick and Linda on Sojourner and Larry and Cathy on Carolina Breeze early Friday morning. We gathered on Sojourner for cocktails along with Suncatcher, piloted by Gerry, a single handler from Mathew, Virginia, Carolina Breeze, and Gerry and Linda on Always for Sail, a 34 foot Hunter, our first boat. Luscious hors d'oeuvres and good conversation was shared. 7:30 departure following single side band weather reports.
Holding here at Spanish is not great. We took two tries to set our anchor and watched a nearby boat try at least six times to set. It is convenient because there is fuel here, but little else. I would not anchor here again.