Saturday, December 11, 2004


11 December, 2004. We left Georgetown harbor at 1:30 pm (after going to the post office and getting showers and gas) because we knew we were traveling to an anchorage less than 20 miles away. We just wanted to get out of Georgetown. I was very apprehensive about getting back in the river that had battered us the day before. At the gas dock, some sailors who had just arrived, said it wasn't pretty out there, with at least 2 1/2 foot waves and high winds. We set out anyway, hugged the shore and were in a narrow waterway within the hour. When we arrived at Minim Creek, Rocky began preparing the shrimp that we bought in Georgetown. It was great comfort food. The temperature had dropped dramatically and we were freezing even before the sun went down. I did sit out in the cockpit after sunset and had two beers. The sky was brilliant with stars and I've never seen Orion so low and clear in the sky. I saw some shooting stars but I'm seeing those all the time now. We woke up freezing and were on our way by 7 a.m. in the thick fog.

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