The Most Interesting Man on the River and an Exercise in Strategic Docking

Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to get past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back home again. Or so we thought. So close the mouth of the river and yet so far to go before dark. After experimenting unsuccessfully with navigation equipment and a paper … More The Most Interesting Man on the River and an Exercise in Strategic Docking

Pork Chops and Chinese Lanterns: What to Bring for a Weekend on the Water

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

Here’s What Happens When Your Boat Runs Out of Gas and You Discover That Your Husband is a Good Swimmer 

Charles and I anchored in Mattawoman Creek in southern Maryland for two nights to celebrate Charles’s birthday. The hats were my idea. We arrived on Friday afternoon. So many crab pots to navigate around as we pulled in! There’s not much up to date information about Mattawoman Creek anchorages so I only knew to expect weekend … More Here’s What Happens When Your Boat Runs Out of Gas and You Discover That Your Husband is a Good Swimmer