Saturday, May 19, 2018

Onancock Creek

I received the nice photograph above from Rudy and Jill Sechez.  We were both leaving Onancock that morning.  I was headed for Crisfield and the ramp.  They were bound for Pocomoke on their self-designed, self-built sail assisted trawler BRINEY BUG, below.  Very nice folks and I hope to catch up with them later this summer when they pass through Norfolk.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

a few photographs

Back earlier than expected.  Forecast called for three more days of rain showers or rain showers and thunderstorms.  I can sail in the rain but I want a little light - sunlight - at the end of the tunnel and that wasn't going to happen.  Six days of good sailing, interesting weather, very nice and kind people. Good to be back on Tangier Sound, it has been a while.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Enjoying Onancock this afternoon, a nice little eastern shore town with old homes, wide porches, magnolias and honeysuckle vines. Heading north to Pocomoke Sound tomorrow.

have you ever wanted to kiss your anchor?

Line of thunderstorms last night, moving at 35 to 45 mph, winds 45 to 70. We were anchored behind the sand spit at the southern end of Tangier. Storms from 9 pm to 1 am. GPS track this morning was a circle around the anchor as we moved with each storm. The anchor did not move an inch. Screen shot from Barry.

this morning

on the way from Tangier Island to Onancock.

Sunday, May 13, 2018


My favorite crab cake spot on Smith Island is closed, the woman at the docks tells me. So I go to the visitor center for a cold bottle of water. The lady there loans me her bike so I can ride around the village. As I get back the woman from the docks is there with toasted bread, roast beef, salad, cantaloupe, bottle of water, a lemon, a lime and a slice of Smith Island nine layer cake.

It was a finer lunch than any crab cake I might have bought.

nothing lasts forever

Arrived in Ewell to find Ruke's is closed for good. They had the best crab cakes on the bay. Made with love, said the woman who told me about it. I might hang around Smith Island and try the Drum Point Market in Tylerton tomorrow. I recall some good crab cakes there.

Friday, May 11, 2018

mornings like this

Mornings like this, with a fresh breeze, clear skies and the water wide open ahead, remind me why I sail.