Stream Ride - Sailing Blog - AfterBlue Sailaway
With our six day long Ocean passage deeply engraved in my
memory I was ready to do some old fashioned day sailing. Do
your average forty miles, drop the hook, cook some dinner
and enjoy the sunset kind of a deal. Since on my way South
with Johannes I have already seen the Virginia Cut I opted
for recommended by other cruisers scenic Dismal swamp route,
which was unavailable to us before due to low water levels.
But before we got there we had a small adventure awaiting
us in the sound.
leaving Oriental we came across dozens of sailboats participating
in the regatta. Tobi was at the tiller when I noticed all
those sailboats doing sudden bow, leaning in unison on one
side. I quickly realized what that meant and yanked all my
sails down in a hurry. A massive squall hit us in seconds
with sheets of rain and impossible wind gusts...