Day 359, Year 10: Sunshine Returns Earlier Than Expected
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Weather: Some Sun, Some Clouds, Wind NE 20+ Early, Settling by Afternoon
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, MA

The big surprise this morning was waking up to sunshine. It returned earlier than expected, but by afternoon the skies were overcast once again. But the early morning was glorious. I love sunshine!

This was one of those “Where did my day go?” kind of days. I made chili for dinner and to freeze for our upcoming passage. Otherwise I didn’t get much done. I am reading Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy about Michelangelo. Maybe that’s where the day went!

We did get an interesting email today. In October of 2005 when we left for our sail around the world, we were diverted into Lewes, Delaware with bad weather and transmission troubles. On the dock in Lewes we met Carl Stein and his 14 year-old son Alex. At the time, Alex was racing Hobie’s and had grand plans for boats in his future. Well, today we got an email from Alex saying that he is starting his first long passage on S/V Hafvalla going from Delaware to Key West. Having been introduced to our blog at age 14, he and his sailing partner are posting logs at We’ll certainly be following their blog and might even catch up with them at some point on our trip south. Fair winds to Alex and his partner.

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Day 358, Year 10: Ain’t No Sunshine