Day 61 Passing Block

We left Cuttyhunk at 7:30 am on a brisk sailing breeze towards Block Island. We were making good time until 6 miles east of Block Island, and as we rounded the back of the island at 2:30 pm we found that we were suddenly against the wind, against the tide and against the waves. We turned on the motor so that we could continue moving forward for a bumpy, splashy 4 to 5 hours until we reached Montauk at which point the wind shifted to northwest. With the islands as our buffer the waves smoother out and I was able to heat up some dinner and then relieve Bryan to sail while he slept below. The stars were beautiful as we continued sailing through the night. As sunrise just started to lighten the horizon I had a question which side of buoys ahead to pass, so I woke Bryan who took the helm while I rested a couple hours before the morning would give us a pleasant surprise.

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