After many consecutive days of rain we were thrilled to wake up in a calm anchorage with the bay as smooth as glass. Just a normal Tuesday- we’re on our way to a marina but some people are working on the Chesapeake Bay. Also, hooray it’s my first cargo ship sighting. We’d been beating into … More Saint Michaels
We recently welcomed an Australian Cattle Dog named Sylvie onto the boat with us. Sylvie comes to us after many years of wanting a puppy and one major downsizing in order to get our homes ready for her. Let’s go back a few months. We heard some puppies would be ready in the spring. We weren’t … More A Dog and a Boat
The cold weather today calls for a fresh hot loaf of apple cranberry bread. The heat from the oven can’t hurt! Roads are reported to be impassible and the folks who manage the local infrastructure are urging us to stay home but I don’t mind at all. Charles is getting a lot better on the … More We’ve Got a Guitar, and Baked Goods in the Oven
So there’s a blizzard going on in the mid-Atlantic this weekend. They’re warning people to stay off the roads, whiteout conditions, threats to life and property, potential wind gusts of up to 60 mph. And the marina is closed. We received this email from the dockmaster: “The snow is still coming down here and wind … More The Marina is Closed. Also Known as a Bit of Snow.
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
Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to sail past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back. Preparations ashore included packing the fridge, making a second trip home for cold weather gear, filling up the diesel cans and leaving five hours late. (Doesn’t vacation start when … More Good Wind and a Taste of the Weather to Come
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
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.
We get a pretty good sunset on the dock every day.
Charles having a typical day at the office.