Friday, October 5, 2012

a circumnavigation in four acts

Here, done a bit crudely in photoshop by copy and pasting from screen shots, are the tracks of three cruises we have made as part of our circumnavigations of the Delmarva Peninsula - The Crab House 150, Back to the Islands and Over the Top 200.  I should be able to get a better image importing the tracks to google earth, but that has not quite worked out.

It surprises me to see that we have done three quarters, if not more, of the circumnavigation.  Chincoteague to Cape Charles (the southern tip of the peninsula) and then back north to Tangier Sound is all that remains.  Hopefully that will happen next spring.

That last sail, while being shorter than some of the earlier legs, will be interesting because of the chance of sailing outside the barrier islands on the ocean or possibly going inside on the very narrow and very shallow channels through the marsh.  Hopefully the winds will cooperate and we can do a little of each.

Once we've rounded Cape Charles it should be a day or two of sailing to get back to Tangier Sound.   Maybe we can celebrate that fourth leg, and the completion of the circumnavigation, with a soft shell crab sandwich at Lorraine's on Tangier - something to look forward to over the coming winter.


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