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sidewards so the Cygnet does quite some rolling. Beautifully clear weather _ extraordinary [[strikethrough]] low [[/strikethrough]] view of landscape dark blue water, with vivid green on Vermont side and mountain chains on both shores. Beautiful sunset. It was getting quite dark when tried  to find shelter in some of the Eastern [[underlined in red]] Coves on Bays of Valcour's Island. [[/underlined in red]] Found a charming place called [[underlined in red]] Smuggler's Harbor [[/underlined in red]] but after dropping anchor we found we had to abandon this reposeful shelter because anchor did not bite on this [[underlined in red]] hard bottom. [[/underlined in red]] Had it been in day time I would have tied [[strikethrough]] a rop [[/strikethrough]] two ropes to the trees on the rocky shore. We tried several times to do better but finally had
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to put on our running lights and seek a safer anchorage. On the chart I picked out a little bay just north of the two detached islets, there finally [[underlined in red]] found got steady bottom [[/underlined in red]] where anchor took well. Altho' sheltered against wind or current, anchorage was not so quiet on account of slight back wash which kept the boat slightly rocking all night. This clear star lit night and bright moon ^[[uninhabited shore]] made landscape look very interesting and inspiring Got up several times during the night to [[strikethrough]] inspect [[/strikethrough]] make sure we were [[strikethrough]] safe [[/strikethrough]] safely anchored and
Sept 18.
Awakened with beautiful cool clear calm weather and rocks and woods of our inlet look charming. and everything so clean so pure. with. this pure clear water.
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