“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” – Herman Melville, Moby Dick
While I knew more what to expect overall for our second crossing, I didn’t expect the drastic weather change. We physically went from sailing in bikinis and Dunbar nude 🙈 one day, to wearing rain gear, winter coats and gloves the next. The fog rolled in so suddenly on the 4th night and brought with it cooler temperatures. It was a bit alarming not to be able to see more than 100 feet at times. Thankfully my Captain is a smart one and radioed our position as we approached a shipping lane so the big ships would know we were coming. (Tada doesn’t have radar.)
And after safely sailing past the shipping lane, we heard the radio come on and report an overturned boat approximately 30 feet outside Nantucket…where we were heading, still sailing in the fog. To my relief, sadly, the U.S. Coast Guard reported about 15 minutes later that it turned out not to be a boat, but a dead whale! Cue thoughts of Moby Dick for the rest of the night. Needless to say, I was so grateful when the fog slowly started to lift and we saw our first sign of land.
Some humorous pictures of our crossing for you…and yes, we tied ourselves in when the boat was rocking away!