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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
This was a truly beautiful weekend - how wonderful to read other stories of boats on the water (though I'm so sorry about Rock Hall Harbor and the oil). Saturday am our twins had a cross country scrimmage in Bel Air. After that we rushed down to the boat (which Jon and I preloaded before a wine tasting and dinner at MYC on Friday). Getting to Stoney Creek is quick and easy, and soon we were hailing the drawbridge - our first. We headed up and joined the raft-up that ended up with 9 boats, power and sail, across from a 10th where the band would play.
There were inflatable toys including our big rubber duck and a lounger that could take a ton of people, and one of those big rubber mats. Everyone brought food and platters and bowls were passed between boats or people went boat-hopping to meet new friends or greet old ones. Our kids made some new friends and had a blast in the water. We'd brought chilled red grapes, crackers, brie, chips and guacamole made by our older son, and cold marinated shrimp. We also snacked on chicken salad, salmon on crostini, roast beef roll-ups with cream cheese and horseradish, rubbed grilled chicken, and lamb curry. And cheesecake bites! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music by these two girls called Drop Dead Dangerous. The evening saw us sharing beverages and stories while sitting on our decks. Some went in the water for night swims. The temperatures were perfect, as was the breeze.
After a breakfast shared between the 6 boats that stayed overnight, including Cointreau crepes, egg/chorizo/potato burritos, protein pancakes, cantaloupe, bagels with cream cheese and lox, chocolate milk, coffee, and mango-passion fruit juice, we all cleaned up and peeled off for the first bridge opening of the day. The cruise back was short but beautiful with blue skies and a great breeze.
We went to the MYC fuel dock (new equipment and newly opened!), took on more fuel than intended (I was hugging a friend and we started talking and I lost sight of the counter!), docked, cleaned up, then hit up the pool. I chose the crabcake sandwich for lunch from the weekend pool menu - yum!
We are hoping next weekend will be great - our last hoorah before the kids return to school.
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Last edited by punahougirl84; 08-26-2018 at 08:24 PM.