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I'm anchored in the lee of Mangrove Cay in the Bahamas. I got here this morning after making my way down the Bay last night, through the ICW to Beaufort, and a more or less straight shot offshore to White Sand Ridge on the edge of the Little Bahama Bank. It was a little lumpy offshore, but not too bad, and my bungee cord steered me the whole way. Not sure where I'm headed from here, but if this rain keeps up I should get a lot more traveling taken care of. I've been using the Yachtsman's Guide to the Bahamas, various internet sites, and my imagination to get here.
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Willy, with any kind of luck, Mathew will bypass you by several hundred miles and life will be good for you in Paradise this winter.

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Hope Mathew does nightmare your dreams😄
I naturally used my imaginary MacGregor 26 to power past the storm...



I was hoping to take a couple of weeks off starting now, but they changed my schedule at work so that I have no way to use more than a few days of vacation time until November, hence the imaginary trip planning.
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We've landed in Hopkins Creek at the end of the Severn for our last vacation day. Have the place all to ourselves. Some of the leaves turning.
Despite the rain, and dreariness of the last few days ( and some major wind) we love being on the boat. Proper weather gear and good protective canvas have made the weather a non item. We are definitely not fair weather sailors. Many times this year it's been less than optimal conditions letting us enjoy anchorages without a crowd.

Tonight a special dinner earmarking our last night.

Appetizer is a fresh fig and pear salad with Gorgonzola cheese. Entree is Breast of duck with a dried cherry port wine reduction, Isreali Cous Cous with apricots and grilled yellow squash planks. Later for dessert is a homemade apple crisp ( we've finally turned on our oven) which is baking right now turning the boat into a marvelous smelling place.

Tomorrow back to home port with a great vacation behind us.

420 miles sailed. ( about 60 more motored) .
Haleakula performed well except for the 12 year old starter given up the ghost.
Out of 11 days stayed in a marina 2. 9 at anchor. Dinghied ashore every day. Lehr propane outboard started first pull every time.
Having 6-6volt batteries ( 630 ah- 315 usable ah) allowed us three days without turning on the engine for charging them.
Wish we had had another week to revisit Yorktown, Jamestown, and get to Port Charles and explore the lower eastern shore creeks
Lots of wind. Sometimes even too much. 3 days with rain...but who cares
Met some very nice sail boaters along the way
Preview of what it wil be like to retire in 2 years.

And best of all Donna and I got to spend quality time together. Time like that really strengthens our relationship and ability to deal with the rat race of our jobs and just life.

People get many things out of sailing during different phases of life. I raced and loved it. Raised kid(s) on the boat, was and officer in a Yacht Club for 6+ years, but our boat now is our place to be together without all the outside influences and just relax and enjoy each other and nature.


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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

So, what are everybody's thoughts on Matthew? We're at a floating dock and sort of protected in the Baltimore Harbor, but the marina shows some need of some repair. I only have one piling behind my slip but fortunately my cleats are all new and have backing plates and unless something changes I'll have access to the cleats for the neighboring slips to double up the lines. Being all the way at the end of the pier means if the weather gets really bad I'm going to have a tough time getting to the boat.
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I'll strip all the canvas and may even put the boom down below if the forecast warrants it. Double bumpers, double dock lines, double scotch on the rocks I guess.

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So, what are everybody's thoughts on Matthew? We're at a floating dock and sort of protected in the Baltimore Harbor, but the marina shows some need of some repair. I only have one piling behind my slip but fortunately my cleats are all new and have backing plates and unless something changes I'll have access to the cleats for the neighboring slips to double up the lines. Being all the way at the end of the pier means if the weather gets really bad I'm going to have a tough time getting to the boat.
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I'll strip all the canvas and may even put the boom down below if the forecast warrants it. Double bumpers, double dock lines, double scotch on the rocks I guess.
There's a pretty good discussion already going on here (includes Chesapeake sailors): https://www.sailnet.com/forums/weathe...e-matthew.html

I think it would be nice to keep it all together.
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I naturally used my imaginary MacGregor 26 to power past the storm...



I was hoping to take a couple of weeks off starting now, but they changed my schedule at work so that I have no way to use more than a few days of vacation time until November, hence the imaginary trip planning.
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Tonight a special dinner earmarking our last night.

Appetizer is a fresh fig and pear salad with Gorgonzola cheese. Entree is Breast of duck with a dried cherry port wine reduction, Isreali Cous Cous with apricots and grilled yellow squash planks. Later for dessert is a homemade apple crisp ( we've finally turned on our oven) which is baking right now turning the boat into a marvelous smelling place.
Your post always make me hungry.
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Your post always make me hungry.
Lol

Just trying to inspire you too cook. Just because we have boats doesn't mean we have to eat spam and PB &J.

Cooking on a boat can be just as easy.

Besides , It Is the only time I get to cook anymore
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At least the food at Ava's is high quality.
Friday boat show, Saturday boat work, Sunday breezy sail.
I've been avoiding fixing a faucet in the head. Big guy, small space.
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