We set our alarms for 3:30am to make it out of the Burnt Store Marina channel at high tide. Amazing sailing under a starlit sky, then watching the sun slowly rise over Charlotte Harbor. Running at 6-7 knots we made good time and settled at anchor at Cabbage Key after only 2 and a half hours under sail. A great RnR day at anchor with an amazing impromptu meal "thrown together" by the captain. A fiery sunset and then a fun evening taking low-light photos of the sky, the ship, and the crew.
7 knots with just the jib up under a starlit sky. No sounds except the wind whistling through the rigging and the waves slapping against the hull. Great way to spend an oh-dark-thirty Thanksgiving morning.