We stopped along the way to the harbor to pick up sushi bento which we ate before sailing.
The yacht harbor was busy - the result of a push for more license classes, and the return of the fishing crowd. No one else was sailing though. I can understand why, with winds of only 4 to 5 knots, but we are never in a hurry and as long as we have enough breeze to make some headway, we're OK.
We don't race, but we always find fun things to do. Like dodging bamboo poles -
You can hear Kimie jokingly warning "stakes, stakes, stakes". Caution, expletive not deleted in this clip ...
Or harassing seagulls...
Or watching water skiers...
Though the sky was grey, there were also flowers to brighten the day.
And a couple of ultralight trikes cruising above us like giant colorful insects.
I'd forgotten the hook Kimie uses to grab the line on the dock, but in the light winds, I was able to make a very gentle approach and she just grabbed the dock line with her hand while a fisherman was kind enough to get the bowline (an unnecessary but still much appreciated gesture).
On the way home we bought cooked Sanma (Pacific saury) and glazed chicken breast to take home for dinner.
So, it was cloudy today. We'll not wait for the "perfect" day. No grumbling about clouds, fickle winds, cold mornings. Time shared on the water is always precious. Some might say that the "perfect" days are just a bonus, but for me, they are all perfect days.
Extra points if you noticed a change in our PFDs (life vests), it's because Pandabonium forgot to bring ours this morning. Sleepy old Pandas are like that sometimes.
Until next, sweet sailing.