Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
My usual routine to start a cruise involves getting up at 0-dark-thirty, making the predawn drive to the ramp, rigging, launching and then sailing the first leg. A long day to say the least. I realized the other day that being retired I am now a man of leisure. So instead I will make a leisurely drive up on Sunday and launch the boat. I might sail a few miles to an anchorage, or I might just tie up in the basin on Cambridge Creek, get dinner, relax and be ready to sail at dawn the next day. That sounds kind of nice.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
A quick look at the weather early next week shows a good chance for a pleasant start for the fall sail.
I should have the url for the tracking page soon.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Doing touchup painting and some hardware replacement on SPARTINA. I've got most of the food packed. Clothing and gear is sorted out and I'll start packing that soon. Too far out to look at the weather but I hope to start the fall sail a week from Monday.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's video The Long Shore makes me look forward to the fall sail even more. I've watched it several times, and I'm sure I'll watch it a few more before casting off.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
A friend and schooner Virginia crew member was aloft in the in the rigging tensioning a counter stay and grabbed a few nice photos. Thanks a bunch!