Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bombs away!

Most folks don't know that bombing exercises occur in the Chesapeake Bay on a regular basis. Quite a few "bomb area" captions appear on nautical charts and chart plotter screens. 

Yesterday we could not have sailed this close to the target ship below since pilots were testing their aims  It seems such an inglorious end for a mighty ship. 

I am perfecting my aim today as well. Those mean horseflies with the big teeth are testing my patience as we head to Solomons MD. The fly swatter got a workout until the wind picked up and the bay got very lumpy. It was kinda like riding a rocking horse. For 8 hours!

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