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The View from "Troyka"

I had a transcendental sail yesterday on Troyka. Southwesterlies 10 knots, no sea to speak of, warm breezes more typical of mid-August than mid-September, drifting under full main and 150 genoa along the coast of the Island where the late summer barley and oats has turned golden, bisecting fields of intense green clover and wooded lots under an intensely blue and unblemished sky. Were it always like this! But now the first of our early fall storms is coming with storm-force southeasterlies due tonight. Put out the fenders and the extra lines! Back to reality.