Pulled up anchor at Cove Pt. at 6:30 a.m. in the dark. Wind howling and seas building. Anchor chain got wrapped around rope that was secure to the bottom. Had to cut it with a knife.
Got out to mid-bay and reefed main and jib. Winds were even stronger than yesterday — recorded gust to 34K.
It was also considerably colder. Wind chill had to be in the 30s. By 4 p.m., we were in the James River, and anchored on the north side near Fort Monroe. Very nice anchorage watching the cars disappear into the tunnel to Norfolk. — DJ