Sunday, June 8, 2014

Plaindealing to Oxford

We started Saturday with a presentation on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, given by its Director, Dr. Hines.  With a lack-luster wind forecast for the day, we decided to head across the bay for a swimming hole, fully expecting to motor.  Happily the forecast was wrong!  

We had nice, steady winds from the south for most of the trip and had all the canvas up.  Sunny and 80!  We decided to head for Oxford, but tried a new spot in Plaindealing Creek.  Good spot--peaceful, good holding, and a quick dinghy ride into town for some of the best ice cream on the bay.  It was a good night for sky observing, too--moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and a satellite!  We even saw our first cow nose rays of the year here!  

Heading home ahead of some unsettled weather, cleaning up the bay as we go.  So far we have picked up a children's life vest and a beer can.  :)