Plans were set for link-up with Al and Nickie on Risky Business
on 3-5 July up at the Salt Ponds on the Chesapeake western shore. Then came Hurricane Arthur
. With the hurricane's eye targeted over the Outer Banks, then veering eastward, Karen and headed to The Belle on the 3rd...aboard as the 50kt winds shifted, rains poured, then cleared for a beautiful 20kt westerly for the sail north to Salt Ponds on the 4th. We arrived at low tide, with a 1.5ft storm surge remaining. The channel was still skinny water, getting down to 6.7', not sure of hurricane shoaling. With Karen calling out depths, we inched down the channel, made the 90degree to port turn, then eased abeam Risky Business
for the weekend. What a great night, with clear skies and fire works going on every horizon. Again, a great time with great friends.