Into the Bay

We left last night’s marina in a heavy fog and beat the rain by less than an hour.   Soon it was raining and we determined that we’d have a three hour sail down the river to reach the Chesapeake Bay. Breakfast was served underway and we both ate standing up with Charles at the … More Into the Bay

Annual Boat Burning

Rain was predicted due to a tropical storm moving north from the Carolinas but the morning sky was bright blue with perfect white clouds.   Passing this bridge is always a treat because it means our home port is far behind. The day got cloudier as the afternoon progressed and soon it started pouring. We’d … More Annual Boat Burning

Go With the Tide

We’ve had many days of rain but today is hot, sunny and beautiful. Some would say our 11:00 am push off is late but we’re sailing with the tide and not with the clock. We’re heading 90 miles down the river, into the Chesapeake Bay and north to Saint Michaels, Md. Someone who was probably … More Go With the Tide

A Cabin on the River

We’re waiting for sailing season and we can’t stand being away from the water. Renting a cabin on the river during a particularly mild weekend seemed like a quick fix. Long evenings in front of the fireplace lend themselves to sitting quietly and this was a great time to finish my nephew’s baby blanket. By the way, … More A Cabin on the River

Not the Last Hurrah

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. How did that that trip to the mouth work out? Weather, check. Wind, check. Swells and a small craft advisory, check. Beautiful weather today, yes please. Day Four, … More Not the Last Hurrah