Preparations for Leaving
13 October 2013 | Newport, RI
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
We are making preparations to leave for the Chesapeake later this afternoon. The seas are pretty rough but by the time they settle down, so will the wind so we're opting to rough it for a night and possibly longer. The part I am dreading is the cold, but we have lots of warm clothes and hot drinks onboard. Oh, and homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, made this morning for my honey who said he'd like some. I am determined not to eat any but I know myself better than that. What will happen is I'll resist for awhile and then I'll be cold and miserable on a nighttime watch. I'll make myself a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and then those cookies will be calling my name. "Elizabeth! Over here! Don't we smell heavenly?" And then I'll tell myself I deserve to be comforted from being so cold and will eat one. I'll probably eat more than one. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with eating a cookie here and there but I have a weakness for certain cookies (like homemade oatmeal raisin) and have been known to eat more than my share. A lot more. It's a problem.
Back to our plans, we'll go offshore for three nights, arriving in the Chesapeake outside of the bay Wednesday morning, then motor up to York River and Sarah Creek that day. Well, that's the plan, such as plans on a sailboat go. You can follow our progress on the Spot Tracker if you're interested, under Favorites on the blog page. By the way, we want to say thanks to all our friends, family and readers of the blog for your support during our mechanical crisis and cruising hiatus.
This will be our last post until Wednesday or Thursday. See you in a few days!