We did not choose a good day to sail and in hind sight would not have gone on the day we did. We have done schooner sails in Newport and Annapolis and had terrific times and we were really looking forward to another exciting afternoon on the water. It was not an exciting time. The motor was used to power the boat out of the harbor which was fine, but once we got out of the area the captain turned it off and we sat perfectly still in awkward silence for what seemed like a very long time. The crew had told us upon boarding that this would not be a guided sail per se in that they would not chat us up with facts, but would be happy to answer questions. On one hand, it was so peaceful, but the prolonged silence was very uncomfortable. After awhile, one of the crew members started to share info about the area and that helped a little. The captain mentioned a couple times that they don't usually turn on the motor until heading back to port but finally said he would put it to a vote to see if that's what we wanted so we could ride by the shoreline. I think the experience would have been better if it was openly acknowledged that there was no wind and it was necessary to use the motors in order to move about. Rather than being a true sail, it would have been a been a pleasant boat ride which would have been fine on a windless day. It was still nice to be on the water for a couple hours, but the awkward time in the middle of the trip is what we remember most.
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