We thought we saw you at Butter. We were on the beach having dinghy'd over from the Barred Islands to hike up the trail. The fact that you were sailing off your anchor gave you away.September is the best sailing on our coast. More consistent wind I believe.
The holiday 3-day weekend was my perfect forecast: 5-10, 5-10, 5-10. Little difference to me the first two were South and the last, North.
I took a leisurely leave and left Saturday at lunch time, then sailed Northeasterly for several hours. I anchored off a small uninhabited island, thinking for the night. I thought better of it after I felt the swell, so pushed on to better protected Butter Island. That was a first (Butter) for me, very pretty and well protected:
I didn't know exactly where the beach was at Butter. Having now seen that anchorage, I would have spent the night there with the NE wind, but our guidebook led us to believe it would be too exposed.
That said, the sunset in the Barred Islands was incredible on Saturday.