I heard our old neighbors on the Libre Vie moved to the end dock because the sunsets are better. On an evening like this can you blame them?
Charles and I sailed in our city’s Boat Parade of Lights as rookies and we quickly learned that some salty sailors are after $7,000 in cash prizes in a take no prisoners 100,000 watts kind of way. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting two days prior: Imagine a large group of boaters and sailors in santa hats drinking … More Bundle Up for the Parade of Lights
We put together a video of our recent four days on the river with perfect sailing weather, a small craft advisory, the first freeze of the season and more perfect sailing weather to get us home. We’ve got the sound on low so you can watch it at work and not disturb your boss. Turn … More Over the Seas and Far Away: A Video Vacation
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. Eh, not so much. Think small craft advisory and the beginnings of fall. After spending the night at a rustic marina and enjoying the best Sunday brunch … More Small Craft Advisory? Just Sail Right Into It.
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
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
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
We get a pretty good sunset on the dock every day.