Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I am very happy and honored to see Spartina on the cover of the May issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Pretty cool, don't you think? That's her above anchored on Reed Creek of the Chester River on the last full day of the Back to the Island trip.
The magazine was generous enough to give six full pages plus a little more to photos and story about our nine day trip last May.
This all started on the day before that sailing trip began. Bruce and I were running around like we usually do on the day before a trip, shopping for this or that, getting last minute supplies. Stuck in a traffic jam on a bridge over the ICW I get a garbled phone call. It was the editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine asking for permission to publish a photograph I had shot a few years earlier. I said "Sure, but you guys better have the photo in hand now. I don't have time to track it down, I'm going on a sailing trip."
"What kind of sailing trip?" he asked. I explained we were going to take my 17 foot open cockpit yawl and sail it up the bay from Onancock to Chestertown. "Oh, I see," he says. "You'll trailer to a spot, sail all day, then pull the boat out and trailer to the next spot." No, I told him. We'll put it in the water and sail north for 8 or 9 days until we get to Chestertown. "Really?" he says. "Give me a call when you get back."
So I called, sent photos and worked on some words. This is the final result. I can't thank the magazine enough for the publishing the story. I'm thrilled with the photo selection (a nice batch shot both by Bruce and myself) a great design and the very helpful editing on the text. The whole process was a treat. This magazine will be something I will treasure for a long time to come.