Our Sailing adventures
We moved from Hances Point Yacht Club to get closer to deeper water. There was a lot of thin water up there so we
moved about 30nm south to
New bottom paint and she is launched at Maryland Marina
With a huge forklift they came and lifted her up and put her in the water. We purchased new dock lines and motored her back to the slip that we had her in after waiting for the bottom paint to dry. They said we could stay for a couple of weeks until we had her commissioned and fitted out. We wound up staying. We liked the marina and the people running it. All of the people at the marina told us of how they protected the fleet when the hurricane came up the bay and the water rose above the pilings at the marina. They lost nothing to the storm; which is a real credit to their dedication. Once we fitted her out our adventures began.
boat is a 1982 Watkins. The Watkins
boats are no longer made. They were
designed with island hopping in mind.
They were manufactured in
MD Inner Harbor; we were coming from the water side. We like to sail in and tie
up to the sea wall. From there it is a
quick walk to the Hooters for hot wings and a few cold ones. It is an interesting trip as
We are just entering the Brewerton Channel that leads to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.
The Bridge on the Interstate as it crosses the channel. I have the jib furled using only the main sail.
Sugar, they unload the raw sugar and package it here. As a driver for Webster we would get into
Domino to pick up the packaged sugar. I
would wander to the pier and wish I was sailing. If they were going to be several hours
loading my truck I would call the water taxi and go to the
Bonnie at the helm, she is an excellent sailor. She would rather the boat be hiked out and the gunwales be in the water.
Bonnie and me on the sea wall after returning from a night at Hooters where we enjoyed Buffalo Shrimp and Buffalo Wings. The red lights reflecting on the water is Domino Sugar.
Bonnie with the wind off the starboard side, it will make for a nice trip to Maryland Marina.
Bonnie is bringing us back under
moonlight. The white light over her left
shoulder is the moon. Thank God it is
not a ship looming on the horizon; they have a way of sneaking up on you. This area is a heavy traffic area with ships
going to and from the
Havre de Grace
sailed up to Hance’s Point Yacht Club and then went to Charlestown and had
dinner at the Wellwood Club they
have the most excellent Crab Bisque. That night we sailed to the light at
Hance’s point and then motored up the narrow channel to Havre de Grace. The channel has 8 feet of water but it drops
to 2 foot outside of the narrow channel.
We dropped anchor at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the next day
were joined by
Bonnie is happy the boat is healing, the sails are full of air and I was below sleeping when I came up to snap some pictures.
Bonnie looking out for crab
pots. A pirate
Darkness falls time for a sundowner Looking up the Susquehanna Carmel about to do a Titanic
son David along with the Hennigan’s, and Claroni’s came to
Capt. Don pointing to the albatross circling us. Kelsie is our galley slave. To the left of Capt. Don is his wife Sondra. Karyl Claroni is next to her mother, she is Kelsie and Rachel’s mother.
Rachel enjoying some quiet time. Capt. Don at the helm Jim acting as a preventer The girls catching what little rays there are.
The girls riding on the bow sprit Sondra is at the helm David riding the bow sprit and consuming a cold one.
A trip around the bay with the Calamia’s
Dominic and Austin joined us for a trip on the bay. Dominic wanted to go faster than the 5-6 knots that the boat was going. He called the boat the “Sea Slug” due to its lack of speed. It is the journey not the speed that matters.