"The Kids" (Xan and Han) live way out west. LA and Las Vegas. Once in a while they can structure their vacation to come east and visit mom and dad.
It was a cloudy day with wind out of the E at 17g22. A sporty day in the Piankatank river entrance.
We had some lunch and took Red Ranger out for a little spin around.
It was rocking and rolling and rather unpleasant.
Indeed, it was some of the worst sailing we've seen. We've learned that we like flat seas and relatively calm weather. We've been bashed around, of course — most sailors have been beaten up by the weather.
It was important to note that the 3' seas which — once — broke over the bowsprit are spectacular but they're easily avoided by waiting for a better day.
We've had our share of bad weather issues. But they're rare. Paying attention to the forecast can improve the sailing a lot.
But. We only had this one day to sail. So out we went. We rocked and rolled. And we came back. Things worked. We handled it well. Nothing broke. It was a great day.