Last night it was blowing a gale, raining of course, and we moved to the southern (windward) end of Rockland Harbor. We are sharing this tranquil corner with four of the local windjammers. After a late night listening to the unheralded Arizona Wildcats dismantle the ranked Oklahoma State football team (the game started at 2230 local time), we had expected to remain under covers this morning until the sun reached a civilized altitude But when golden light filters through window coverings in our stateroom it is an irresistible force.
Our neighbors are feeling the pull too.
The schooners to our west are looking lovely, their colors ashore enhanced by the sun’s golden glow, and with or without camera, you just have to marvel and enjoy.
An interesting comparison in workboat design. The powerful stern on the left will carry more cargo, but will be much slower than the finer lines of the vessel on the right.
A brilliant rainbow completes the scene.
The breeze comes back, and a few hardy souls take advantage.
Time to read the Sunday papers online, have our coffee, and share a fresh bagel. Perhaps later today we’ll go for a boat ride.