Oct 6

We’ve dropped the hook ( put down the anchor) at Point Judith, RI tonight. The winds were pretty high as we went down the Sakonnet River : 20knots with gusts up to 30. We were flying along at 6.5-7 knots on only the fore sail! As we got out into the Rhode Island Sound, the winds subsided a bit to 10 knots. Then as we passed the mouth of the Naragansett Bay, we got blasted again. We made it down the Sakonnet River in record time: 1 hour 40 minutes, no engine.

Tomorrow we will try to get to Noank, CT for Yom Kippur: there is a nice marina there where we think we will be comfortable. I hope its better than tonight: we are rocking and rolling, my head is dizzy.

I dingied Shuki to the nearby beach this afternoon when we arrived: beautiful location, sand, rocks…I got my sea boots full of water when I stepped out of the dingy. Oh well. The sunset this evening was spectacular. I’ll try to send some of my pictures.

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