I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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Hey all - I'm over at Jabins now... more info up at my blog. That's a great shot of Pelican!
John - were you coming down the Chesapeake too? We got nailed an hour or so after leaving the C&D Canal. The winds were 20+ kts and the sea state was worse than the Delaware - steep, short period waves. Even with our engine at high RPM's and our main up we were being pushed backwards. I've never had that happen before! I'm pretty much guessing that it was due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time right when the tide was changing, and the big winds didn't help. We were taking greenies over the top of our dodger AND our bimini. On top of all that, it was cold. We moved closer to shore and it was a bit easier. After that nastiness died down, the waves all started coming from our beam... not a fun ride down.
BTW - thanks for taking the last slip. We poked around looking for one and contemplated tying up to the wall, but decided to grab a mooring instead.
We went to Pussers last night, had a couple of Painkillers, and then went to The Boatyard in Eastport for a light dinner. We passed out around 10pm and then woke up around 8:30am. Thanks for not yelling - we needed the sleep.
Tomorrow mid-morning I head back home to finish up selling and packing, and then I'll be back down at the beginning of December...
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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