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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Interlude Underway Day 3

Not sure if the East Coast heat wave is still ongoing but it sure feels cold to us. This morning we finally exited the gulf stream with the water temp going down seventeen degrees to 66F and we are now wearing clothes. Given a forecasted low with thundershowers and 20kn SW winds we are heading for the Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket area and plan to be anchored tonight. It may be fun to explore this area before the crowds arrive in July. We are still looking for a fun place to spend Independence Day (any suggestions?) with fireworks and a parade.

The local fishing fleet is out this morning as we approach Vineyard Sound prompting a bit of RADAR adjusting in the wee hours to avoid the small boats and bouys. With no moon out, even the Captain momentarily confused a rising planet under a cloud layer for a vessel. The darkness did however provide good contrast for the nutritious bioluminescance of these waters with Interlude's propwash glowing underwater behind us.

After a good sail yesterday we motored all night in the dying breeze and will most likely be under power all day to get in by nightfall.

1200 UTC position: 40d11'N, 71d13'W, 23dM, 9.5 kn, 60nm to go.

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