April 25, 2012.
After wonderful evening at Pete & Lynns gorgeous new home we were looking forward to one more long day to get back to Annapolis. We had a 75 mile day in front of us so we slipped away from the dock at 0600.
The trip out to the bay was directly into the rising sun. With hundreds of crab pots and several fish traps to deal with the trip was a bit of an adventure. But once we turned north it turned into another great day on the bay. The winds were lighter than yesterday but still from a favorable direction so for the most part it was good sailing.
The one thing that did surprise me was the amount of fishermen out on the water. We dodged at least 500 small vessels towing all kinds of crap in the pursuit of the infamous Rockfish. We really had to pay attention as boats were headed in every direction all day. Hundreds of pleasure craft bitching at each other about who has the right of way and who's going to foul whose gear and then we come along and pick our way through all of them. Its Wednesday, why aren't they all at work?
We had to motorsail the last 3 hours to make it into Annapolis before dark. We arrived during Wednesday night racing but we snuck into Back Creek without getting in anybodies way.
We warped our way into the same tiny slip from last year just as darkness fell. The boat is safe and we're glad to finally take a day off from dawn to dusk traveling.
Veranda done reach.....