Chilly, Cloudy, Breezy, 52° to start, Partly Sunny, 64° to finish. Winds North 5 -10 kts, gusts to 20 kts in the morning. Waves 1 ft.
Distance traveled: 47.1 nautical miles
Time underway: 5 hours 50 minutes
Average Speed: 8.1 kts
Max Speed: 9.9 kts
This is it, our last run for a while. We decided not to leave too early to give the winds a chance to die down.
Pulled out of Solomons about 9 am. The winds gusts were supposed to diminish by about 1pm. We hugged the coastline going north as much as possible to cut down on the effect of wind and waves on the boats. The ride wasn’t bad, we had the wind and current on our nose. When the tide turned, the wind died and we had another nice calm ride, on a beautiful but chilly day.
About an hour out of Kent Narrows our starboard engine tac went down to 0 rpm. John asked me to run up to the upper helm and check the gauges us there. Yup! 0 rpm, What the hell! We just need to get to dock at this point.
We pulled in to Safe Harbor Narrows Point Marina at about 3 pm and tied up. SAFE! Thank goodness!