Day 351, Year 8: Farewell to Eel Pond
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Weather: Still Sunny, a Bit Windy, Temp in the mid-60’s F
Location: Great Harbor, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

It was another beautiful fall day. We sold our old dinghy at a VERY low price, but at least it has a new home. We took a walk through Woods Hole and around Eel Pond and just enjoyed the fact that we get to spend our summers in such a special place. Then we moved Windbird out of Eel Pond to Great Harbor where we picked up a mooring. We decided not to go through the ‘Hole’ to Buzzards Bay this afternoon as we would have had to anchor in Hadley Harbor. When we thought about it, it seemed silly to dip the new anchor chain in salt water just one time and then bring it up to let it sit in the anchor locker all winter. By being on a mooring tonight, we will still have new anchor chain next spring. Once we were in Great Harbor we pulled up the dinghy motor and raised the dinghy on the davits. Then we sat in the cockpit surrounded by our wonderful cockpit enclosure and read. It felt a bit like being a cruiser for one evening.

Tomorrow morning we will leave here at first light and arrive in our winter home by 10 am. Fiddler’s Cove is also a beautiful location so we are looking forward to arriving there. Heather is going to be there to catch our dock lines and then Bruce and Jane Woodin are coming for lunch. Tomorrow will be the first day of the Voyage of Windbird, Year 9—a new year, a new adventure.

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