Life Afloat on SV Light Reach Two Sailors and a Sea Dog

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Happy Birthday Chloe!

11 April 2017
Sally blowing like stink still
Happy 8th Birthday Chloe! I wish we had some cell service so we could wish you Happy Birthday directly. I've checked multiple times hoping signal would magically appear but to no avail.
The winds have continues to climb and the seas are rough. Getting in and out of the dingy is downright dangerous as it bucks and twists in the chop. We have every bit of 25 knots constant wind from the NE.
We did manage to take the dingy around the south side of the island to do a bit of exploration. The protection wasn't any better over there. It may have even been a little worse as its open to the sound side. We didn't have calm enough waters to snorkel the sunken plane or even take a swim. This island was once owned by a drug lord(Carlos Lehder) decades ago and was quite infamous in that time period. The plane is a relic from that period and supposed to be quite a good snorkel sight. Perhaps if there is settled weather on our return up the island chain we will stop and try to see it.
There is also a restaurant McDuffs that we wanted to at least check out but it was too rough to land. Next time.
Izula pulled out today. We were sad to see them go. A few other boats have stopped for an overnight but no one we have met. If we can get the dingy up on deck we plan on leaving tomorrow and head to Shroud. The winds have just been too much to try to bring it up. Right now we have it double lined and tied on behind us. We don't feel comfortable towing it, if it flipped over that could be disastrous. And bringing it up in high winds is crazy hard, it acts as a sail and just swings wildly in the wind. This is when davits would be nice because they give you a mechanical advantage and a place behind the boat for the dingy to store. The disadvantage to them comes in a following sea where they can swamp the boat. There are many different opinions on traveling with your dingy in davits as there are about anything in boating.
The picture is Izula at anchor in front of the beach on Norman. The one our toes never touched.
Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
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