It was the final stretch as we were gently sailing along the very long Long Island in the early morning. After sailing and motoring through the night, it looked like we were going to make it back to Fire Island Inlet by mid afternoon. In our two months of sailing we had not seen any whales. But the sail was not over! A spout along land-side of Fire Island, in less than 30 feet of water. We saw it spout near a surfboarder, then it dove down and re-appeared on the other side of the surfer. Quite an experience for him I bet! The afternoon found us arriving to Oak Beach in the midst of a sunfish regatta, with cheering and festivities. A suiting homecoming.