The windiest day in months is the perfect time to get up early for a sail. I stopped for a picture at the crack of dawn (no pun intended because it was actually the crack of dawn). I don’t see the sunrise very often so this was breathtaking. Old salts may say sunrises are a … More Sunrise to Sunset and What Happened in Between on a Windy Day
We recently pulled the boat out for a day so we could replace a few instruments and take a look at the bottom. Chiron’s bottom paint is only five months old and we found more peeling paint than we expected for a fresh water boat. This means another pull out next year for a good cleaning … More We Pulled Out So You Don’t Have To
Sometimes Charles uses his camera for things other than fashion models.
Gunston Cove is a small cove on the Potomac River bordered by Ft. Belvoir, historic Gunston Hall and Pohick Bay state park. It’s only a few hour’s sail from our marina so when we don’t have a lot of time we can still have a nice evening anchored out and a pleasant day on the … More Pork Chops and Chinese Lanterns: What to Bring for a Weekend on the Water
If you’ve sailed up the Potomac River toward DC you’ve seen the Capital Wheel just before you sail under the Wilson Bridge. With no neighbor next to us in our slip at National Harbor, the view was lovely at night.
The Potomac River is only 2′-3′ deep in places so if the boat sinks, just stand up. We use nautical charts to decide where we can and cannot sail on the river: the brown is land, the blue and white are water, and the tiny numbers in the water show how deep the water is. The Potomac … More Can We Get Under That Bridge?
We get a pretty good sunset on the dock every day.
Charles having a typical day at the office.