18 July 2016
I left MV at 0900 to catch slack tide at Woods Hole. Once through there I initially had a nice sail up Buzzards Bay. However, the SW wind increased much beyond what was forecast, and when I hit the full ebb in the approach to the Cape Cod Canal it quickly became real sporty. I took the main down timely and ran before the wind with the engine at low rpm through some very turbulent water. I had experienced something similar a few years back on the way south, but it was much worse then as I I had the wind and waves on the nose. This time I had the wind behind me. After some concentrated steering I dropped anchor in Onset at 1310. I did not bother to launch the dinghy as I planned to leave for Gloucester the next morning.