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We went out last night for dinner and sailing. It was probably the most memorable outing we've had, due to several unusual events. Rather than write a travelogue, I'll just list the bullets:

- Air temp was 95 but humidity was unusually low for Baltimore, so it was very comfortable, with a nice breeze

- Winds were favorable for family sailing and eating dinner underway

- We saw multiple dolphins! This was in the mouth of the Patapsco river, which flows from Baltimore Harbor into the northern half of the Chesapeake

- After sailing we anchored out and swam while watching a beautiful sunset. Water temp was perfect for swimming

- As the sun set, the full moon rose on the opposite side. Big and orange! And this was a blue moon too (second full moon in a calendar month)

- Here's the kicker: while we all gawked at the moon, a very bright and long-lasting shooting star fell down right beside it, glowing a fiery green!

I told my wife I should get my fishing gear out, because I'm sure I would have caught a 36-inch striper!

Have a great weekend everyone...

(Note: This post may be a bit of an eye-roller for people who are "out there," but I live in Baltimore for god's sake!)
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I'm good with it all except the "very comfortable 95 degrees".
I start to melt down at 80.

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I'm good with it all except the "very comfortable 95 degrees".
I start to melt down at 80.
I usually do too! But in this case the low humidity and the breeze really did make it quite comfortable. And, in truth, it was probably closer to 92 by the time we cast off!
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BTW, Now is the time of the Perseid meteor showers, I think they peak in the next 2 weeks, must have been a bright one indeed.

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Oh hell yeah!!

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Re: An incredible sail

Winds favorable for eating dinner underway. The rest of the post wasn't even about sailing, although, it sounds like scratchee had a great day.

However, exactly what is the BFS brand?


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Winds favorable for eating dinner underway. The rest of the post wasn't even about sailing, although, it sounds like scratchee had a great day.

However, exactly what is the BFS brand?
Go read the first page of the BFS thread. Then you'll understand. Well, at least most do.
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Did I miss you stamping Eisenberg's Labrador thread, because if ever there was a BFS ...
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The rest of the post wasn't even about sailing...
That's an interesting point of view.

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Re: An incredible sail

scratchee,
Congrats on such a nice sail, good sailing days on Chesapeake in mid to late July don't happen often.

funny you posted this because I was sitting in my office yesterday afternoon and saw the tops of the trees swaying. Thought to myself man wha a nice breeze, looked at buoy data for chesapeake bay bridge tunnel..... wind was out of N @14kts...air temp was 83! At the office in Norfolk about 10 miles away air temp was 94!

It truly was a great sailing day on Chesapeake Bay yesterday....to bad my boat is on he side of the house, Im glad someone got to enjoy it


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