Sundays weather was suppose to be blowing from the west and I hoped to give it another try however when I woke that morning the wind still hadn't shifted from the east, so I thought that it best to cancel that day as well.
On the other hand last Friday I did sail the ashes of Jerry Gloddy out to the isle of shoals, with his daughter and a couple of her friends as a fitting way to go for one who has sailed out of the Merrimack River and out to the Isle of Shoals and beyond for many years. That day had light winds and no seas although we did do a lot of motoring.
I am still keeping an eye on the weather for this Saturday it looks good so far but rather cold winds will have been blowing out of the east for a few days at that point but may be as they shift west, they may lay down enough to get a sail in, but don't forget even a three foot sea blowing over the boat in 60 degree weather can be cold and miserable.
And that's that if I do not go sailing Saturday I will be working on the Bella Donna to get her ready to come out of the water, then looking for a weather window in order to start making my way south on the Sarah Maria.
Winter is coming, summer did not seem that long this year. Make sure to follow my newsletters especially during the holidays as I am sailing south, and also getting ready to kick off next year.
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Many of you know that I have to follow the weather very closely and during the sailing season I get up in the middle of the night to check the RADAR and weather reports especially the Passage Weather site. The passage weather site is a site that we used, and found extremely accurate for the trip we made to the Virgin Islands in 2010. The passage weather site gives a seven day forecast but I think it is most accurate for a three day forecast. Pecking around the Passage weather site will give you a great idea what the weather anywhere is doing. The other site that I like to use is Maine Harbors, locally (New England) it will give an excellent report as well as tides and temperatures.