Friday, August 6, 2010

Sodus Bay (Day 5)

Started sailing on the jib with a light wind when we departed Rochester at 7:30 a.m.  Another very hot day.  Even on the water it was sweltering.  By noon I was trying to fit into the small slices of shade in the cockpit.

We dropped anchor in Sodus Bay at 4 pm.  By then our sweat was puddling around us and we jumped in for a swim, staying in the water until our fingers and toes were as wrinkled as raisins.

Dinner was barbecued sirloin steak and I brought out the best bottle of wine I’d packed this trip - a Chateauneuf de Pape, Chateau Mont-Redon.  It was just losing the bright red of young grapes, deepening into what looked like a velvety texture.  Beautifully balanced flavours. 

Darkness fell and the clouds obligingly moved on so we could watch the stars come out in the night sky.  Lying flat on my back made it easy to star gaze.  It was amazing how many satellites were whizzing by - I counted seven in about 20 minutes.  No shooting stars though.

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