Waiting for weather in Block
10 October 2009
Having had a wonderful ride to Block Island we are now paying for it. We thought we had a narrow weather window to leave today and sail overnight for Sandy Hook, NY. Sadly the forecast North winds did not materialise and instead we awoke to find the wind honking out of the West - no good at all. We don't feel too bad because both Jarrod and Sy, fellow cruisers from Norton's Marina who are anchored right beside us here, have been waiting for the right window for the last 10 days! Right now it looks as though we have a possible opening on Monday, so we have at least one more day here. But that is OK, because the anchorage is fairly smooth, although not protected from the wind and we seem to be hooked solidly. We haven't put the dinghy in the water so we haven't even been ashore yet - which is very good for the budget - two zero dollar days so far!
We have been quite happy pottering about Osprey and relaxing, something we have not done for months. We have both read one book each and fortunately have plenty more aboard. The Scrabble board came out this afternoon and I was the victor after getting a triple, triple word score with "requests" Photo taken before that happened so Tom is still smiling.
It's fun to see the banter between our blog readers - all I ask is for everyone to play nice! Please keep good thoughts for North winds for Monday (or at least anything but West).