A Sailing Lunch Date

Trip dates: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Trip length: 
1 day
Type of watercraft: 
  • Pea Green's Red Pennant, Flying in the Breeze
  • Looking Toward Carpenter's Point, Across the Northeast River
  • Red Point
  • A Modest Lunch in Excellent Company
  • Beating for Home
  • Circle 'Round the Sun

46 degrees, sunny, wind southwest 5-10

Today seemed perfect (for December) conditions for a sail to one of Dobbs and my favorite lunch spots - an abandoned marina basin we refer to as "Walden Pond" (we're Walden Rigging, and it's where we go for lunch...).  It's about 2.5nm as the crow flies northwest from Red Point Beach.

The sail over, once we surmounted the challenge of a low-tide launch at the boat ramp, was an easy broad reach.  We anchored and enjoyed a quiet lunch.  I eat the same sandwich - turkey, provolone, onions, red peppers, lettuce, oregano, and mayo on sourdough rye - just about every day, and yet this one - I SWEAR - was the best.  That's boat hunger for you - it's transformative!

Sailing home took some doing - a beat to windward against a flood tide.  We made it back by 3pm, frosted but happy.