To Bristol, RI
30 August 2018
Wednesday 8/29 – Hazy, hot and humid. I left Onset at 0900 under engine, motored down Buzzards Bay, through Woods Hole and anchored in Vineyard Haven at 1310. Went ashore for food shopping and paid a visit to West Marine.
Thursday 8/30 – The ebb in Vineyard Sound was running from 0240 until 0846. So I left at daybreak at 0545 for the trip to Narragansett Bay. The wind was SW 16/18 knots. Pretty much on the nose. It was quite choppy going around West Chop, with the wind against the strong ebb current. I motor-sailed until 1035 when I unfurled the yankee and the staysail and turned off the engine. Inside Narragansett Bay the wind got light with the wind and current from the same direction and I motor-sailed the rest of the way to the anchorage outside the mooring field off Bristol. I had been here once before, in 2002 on my previous Cabo Rico (38).