Saturday, January 14, 2017

Swallowing the anchor

"Swallowing the anchor" is boat-owner jargon for selling your boat. And more than a year after listing her, MicMac passed to new owners yesterday. One of those happy/sad days!

But just as a marine is always a marine, we'll always be sailors.

And there is always the chartering option.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend cruise

We, along with seven other boats from Stingray Harbor, sailed up the Rappahannock to Urbanna yesterday. Enjoyed happy hour on Aspire and a cool night on the hook. Temps in the low 70s were nice!

Next morning, we moved across the Rappahannock to anchor out near Yankee Point Marina. Dinner there was fun after a relaxing afternoon reading.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cooler weather beckoned

After a Friday night pool party at Stingray Yacht Club, we motored up the Rappahannock this morning to an anchorage with a nice breeze. Lots of time to read all the magazines that arrived when we were in Alaska. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scary skies in Solomons today

We were safely tied up at a marina when the sky turned ominous. 

Wind picked up to 40 knots and then the rains came. Sky dissipated a bit. So glad we were in a marina. Woulda been scary anchored out. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Oxford Maryland

We motor sailed up the Choptank and Tred Avon rivers today to Oxford. But, as W. C. Fields would say, "it was closed." Seriously, the few shops are closed on Wednesdays. Captain Pete always times my shopping opportunities this way. Even the historic Robert Morris Inn pub was closed. This was our second visit to Oxford. Cute and very clean town. But VERY quiet.

Capacity crowd for cocktails on MicMac

All time record last night for cocktails down below with Stingray sailing friends. We fit 14 in cockpit on first MicMac one time with Cedar Creek Windjammers.

The threatening rain never materialized, but the sky was beautiful.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Second day at St. Michaels hot again

Another hot day on the Eastern Shore! The Inn at Perry Cabin is so inviting. We'll have to stay there some day. Lots of weddings take place there.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer cruise with Stingray Yacht Club

We departed last Friday for Mill Creek near Reedville. Saw quite a few Dolphins along the way. After docktails onboard Aspire, we spent a VERY hot and humid night at anchor. AC at Zahnhisers Marina on Solomons Island the next night was much nicer. 

Then north to Herrington Harbor South on another hot (and gnatty) day. Saw a lot of rays skimming along the top of flat seas today. Some folks are marketing these cow-nosed rays as tasty eating. Haven't tried them yet, so the jury is out.

AC again! A threatening thunderstorm necessitated a change in plans to a fun potluck dinner on Aspire again. Warren and Barbara are now family!

Across the bay past Bloody Point Light to St. Michaels right now. I just googled this somewhat off-plumb lighthouse to discover that it is now privately owned and that the owner plans to desalinate water here and make a unique beer. Hmmmm. 

Now in St. Michaels, the town that "fooled the British" in the War of 1812 by hanging lanterns in the treetops, leading the British to fire their cannons too high. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

First anchorout of the season

A small armada of sailboats invaded Little Bay yesterday. Not a powerboat in sight! We enjoyed a beach party and bonfire with our sailing buddies from Stingray. S'mores too!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Greenvale Creek too shallow

We had never ventured past Urbanna on the Rappahannock. So we sailed up to the mouth of Greenvale Creek. The Upper Deck restaurant appeared to be open but the number of warning stakes scared us away. Maybe 'tis best to drive here in the future. 

Took a long trip up the Western Branch of the Corrotoman instead to anchor for the night. Quite a lovely after-dinner sky.