Monday, July 27, 2015

Some Interesting Sights While Cruising Up the Potomac River

Don't these channel markers generally work better IN the water?
Really - what's the use?

Living on the edge...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

One With Nature

Chesapeake Bay is rife with ospreys, which we love. Unfortunately, if you anchor in one spot for a few days, they start to treat you as part of the scenery. This bird liked to use our mast-mounted radar as a perch. Love the birds, hate the droppings.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Is This Not…

…the cutest packaging you’ve ever seen?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Joy of Being Stuck

Being in the States, we’ve taken advantage by picking up a few needed items. One is this new 77-pound Rocna anchor (shown here on the bow sprit next to our older, smaller, rusty anchor). They’ve got a good reputation for picking in and holding well (though we did see one boat in Trini drag their Rocna), and the folks we know who have them swear by them. We don’t drag often, probably because if the anchoring is iffy, we use what’s called a Texas rig, one anchor chained in front of the other. It works great, but it’s hell to get deployed and pulled back up. So, here’s to staying in one place with one anchor.