A very calm day
16 May 2011 | Selby Beach, MD
This was a very long day having begun at 0530, getting underway by 6am, and continuing until we finally anchored, twelve and a half hours later. Nevertheless, it was a very calm day. The winds were calm, never rising much above five knots, and consequently the entire Chesapeake Bay was very calm, with the wake of distant freighters arriving like ocean swell. It was a calm day of motoring with everything working as usual, no severe navigational challenges, no vicious weather, and not even a lunatic boater to avoid.
I got underway and drove for a few hours, then went below to work while Anne drove until noon. I took my lunch break on the helm, then Anne and Evelyn took the afternoon watches. I came back up for the last half hour in the evening to drop the anchor in a very nice, protected little harbor.
Some days are just like that.