Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sad

Somebody’s 80th birthday balloon, three miles offshore from Bethany. Advertisements

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Dawn watch

Cruising up the Virginia coast from 4 am to 8, greeting the dawn with the ever-vigilant Commander Barrett. Not much wind, unfortunately.

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Goodbye bay…

… hello ocean! I think we’ll be out of cell distance for a good bit.

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Ahhh.

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Leg one coming to an end…

The bay bridge tunnel looms on the horizon — and we can turn north, finally with the wind behind us rather than facing us. About as exciting as grainy Loch Ness Monster pics…

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Morning – a good one

Coffee and Pinot Grigio on deck to greet the sun rising over Cape Charles, breakfast on the stove below. Pelicans afoot. Glassy sea.

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011

Midnight watch

We’re out here until 4 a.m., skirting now the mouth of the Potomac and Point Lookout. Beautiful, clear, Milky-Way-filled skies and a direct headwind. Big ships are racing past us in the dark, their silhouettes just dots of lights in … Continue reading

Posted in Delmarva -- Sept 2011