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06-22-2007 01:31 PM
messenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by btrayfors
Cam...

Norfolk's not up the Potomac. When you pass through the Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, you pass through the Looking Glass into Wonderland. Where nothing is as it seems. Where even the savvy are humbled. Where you can easily lose your way, and your soul.

Bill
I.E. you are now inside the beltway.
06-20-2007 08:39 PM
camaraderie Bill ...LOL.... see...I am truly lost!!
06-20-2007 08:10 PM
btrayfors Cam...

Norfolk's not up the Potomac. When you pass through the Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, you pass through the Looking Glass into Wonderland. Where nothing is as it seems. Where even the savvy are humbled. Where you can easily lose your way, and your soul.

Bill
06-20-2007 05:56 PM
TomMcGuire
Avoiding the nettles

If you're on the Chesapeake in July, as everyone has said, you'll see lots of jellyfish. One way to avoid the worst of them and still enjoy a swim at anchor it to stay on the upwind side of the anchorage.

Jellyfish go where the wind and tide take them-- we've always had pretty good luck avoiding them by staying upwind. That's especially true when the wind has been blowing fairly consistently from one direction for a day or two-- which does happen in the summer. Doesn't hurt to pick a more open spot where there's room for the wind effect to really make a difference.

On a second note-- I'd be careful not to get overscheduled. You've got four days. I'd shoot for two days planned and one open day in the schedule so you've got room to adjust for weather and wind or just to mess around.

Don't kill yourselves to keep some arbitrary timetable.
06-18-2007 02:31 PM
camaraderie Oh...don't bother with Baltimore...none of the stuff I thought was there actually is there. Better go up the Potomac to Norfolk instead! (G)
06-18-2007 02:20 PM
foxglove
Do some crabbing

Don't forget to pick up some chicken necks or backs along with a net and some line. We cook ours on board.
06-17-2007 11:35 PM
SailorMitch
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Originally Posted by wlcoxe
If you see the USS Constitution in Baltimore, you are way off course, because she lies in Boston. The USS Constellation lies in Baltimore. Both are worthwhile
Bill Coxe, O40 Kukulcán, New London, CT
Bill -- Good catch. I blew right by that one when Cam moved Baltimore south to the Patuxent. So it's all Cam's fault.

They turn the Constellation around twice a year to even out the effects of sun and weather on the boat, and last year I tried to make it up there to watch. They did it earlier in the day than scheduled so I missed it. But it made a good excuse to miss work that day. I keep my boat on a creek near the mouth of the Patapsco.
06-17-2007 11:30 PM
SailorMitch
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Originally Posted by Melrna
Thanks guys. You are the best. I knew I could count on all of you for some good advise. I am chartering a Catalina 36 for 6 women.. Women's week out on the water. No guys, boyfriends or husbands allowed! If anyones see us, we will be flying the delicates on the haylard.. argggg! Stop and say HI! Boat's name is Ad Astra. Truely I appreciate all the good spots you all wrote!
Melissa
Melissa -- Wow. That's a boat load of women for a 36 footer. Hope you're all good friends! You should have a blast, so go for it. The bay is a great place to cruise and all the places mentioned are great destinations. But perhaps you should have the Coast Guard send out a special notice to mariners warning others of your pirate ship of females?

Fair winds!
06-17-2007 07:35 PM
wlcoxe If you see the USS Constitution in Baltimore, you are way off course, because she lies in Boston. The USS Constellation lies in Baltimore. Both are worthwhile
Bill Coxe, O40 Kukulcán, New London, CT
06-17-2007 07:30 PM
Melrna Thanks guys. You are the best. I knew I could count on all of you for some good advise. I am chartering a Catalina 36 for 6 women.. Women's week out on the water. No guys, boyfriends or husbands allowed! If anyones see us, we will be flying the delicates on the haylard.. argggg! Stop and say HI! Boat's name is Ad Astra. Truely I appreciate all the good spots you all wrote!
Melissa
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