Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

courtesy a Delta flight

Chesapeake Bay, at top, Kent Island and Eastern Bay. I could pick out some favorite anchorages on the flight north.

Monday, May 20, 2019

a classic boat for sale

When I arrived at Potters Marine for the sail a week ago I was pleased to see my good friend Curt.  That's him at right in the photograph above.  He and his nephew Noah were just coming in from a week long sail down to Oriental, Beaufort, Cape Lookout and Core Sound.  With Curt and I as fans of wooden boats, it wasn't long before Conway, above left, was showing us the classic wooden boat DOLFIN he was trying to sell for a friend.

I don't have a lot of specifics about the boat other that it is a design from Cape Cod, with lee boards and rigged for sailing, rowing and sculling.  The workmanship is excellent down to the smallest detail.  If I was looking for a wooden boat to get out on the water I would give this boat some serious consideration.  Yes, there would be some sweat equity involved in getting her out on the water - she hasn't been used for a while.  If you are interested, talk to Conway at Potters Marine.  She's too pretty of a boat to be sitting on the shore.

and a few more

Heading off in a couple days for hiking around a volcanic island with the Pilgrim (hope I can keep up).  The daily logs will have to wait until June.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

a few photographs

the spring sail

Just shy of 200 miles, above is the track for the spring sail.  Lots of wind, most commonly coming from the direction in which I was to go - which was fine, I wanted to push myself a little bit on this trip.  Lots of fun, good sailing, found some beautiful anchorages (in creeks that I had passed by more than a few times) and met some nice folks along the way.

Friday, May 17, 2019

mizzen and jib

Down the Pamlico River today, making 4 and 5 knots under mizzen and jib.

coming in

Sailing in past the old train trestle at Little Washington. One of my favorite waterfronts.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

it doesn't get much better

Because of strong winds and (more so) big waves, turned in to a creek this morning. Because of light winds, spent the afternoon exploring nearby creeks. Perfect.

drying out

brunch and a break

Beat up this morning trying to cross the Pamlico River to the Pungo River. Steep steep waves. Took water over the sides in a gust. Turned into ICW behind Goose Creek Island and tucked into a Creek for a hash brown brunch.