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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Originally Posted by willyd View Post
I was going to make a snarky comment about lack of spelling conventions on this site, but then I realized this started with none other than Captain John Smith, master explorer of the Chesapeake, flouter of English orthography and eschewer of traditional fishing gear:

A few Bevers, Otters, Beares, Martins and minkes we found, and in divers places
that aboundance of fish, lying so thicke with their heads above the water, as for want
of nets (our barge driving amongst them) we attempted to catch them with a frying
pan: but we found it a bad instrument to catch fish with: neither better fish, more
plenty, nor more variety for smal fish, had any of us ever seene in any place so
swimming in the water, but they are not to be caught with frying pans.

Captain John Smith, 1608
How's the boat work going, Willy? Be back in the water for the holiday?

The forecast is getting better and better with the heatwave breaking and even a little breeze in the forecast each day.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
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