Beaufort and sail home after 3000 miles

We are now headed home to do a little work before our next trip. I understand why Moitessier abandoned the first Golden Globe race and just went on sailing. I see the story I told about the fisherman who fell overboard and was rescued three hours later is in ‘The Week’. Who got the storyContinue reading “Beaufort and sail home after 3000 miles”

Some stories and waiting for a weather window

Moorehead City to Beaufort August 6 Well, we were meant to be back by today but as the weather guru pointed out, it will be the wettest week for the east coast of the USA in a long time and there are frequent squalls. They are really hairy when you’re in the middle of themContinue reading “Some stories and waiting for a weather window”

JULY 22 St Micheal’s to Old Point Comfort.

With AC and a spiffy engine we started our return back South. 1st stop was Bay Bridge Marina where we had to have a splendid meal at Hemmingways (No I don’t think this was his regular). It is known for excellent food and wonderful sunsets. We had a close shave with a stump of aContinue reading “JULY 22 St Micheal’s to Old Point Comfort.”

Mount Vernon and the national Art Gallery. July 9th (About)

Before we left Herrington Marina we took a trip to the National Art Gallery and Mount Vernon. Once again it was an adventure trying to get parking in Alexandria and then figuring out the nearest metro to the National Art gallery. It took some time to realize that I was looking for one in Delhi!Continue reading “Mount Vernon and the national Art Gallery. July 9th (About)”

Meeting the knitting ladies of the 1st Episcopalian Church in America Touring Chestertown and going over to the dark side on a motor boat!

June 29-July 12 We were both quite sad to leave Whorton as it is such a beautiful place. On the first night at the marina Jack drove us into Chestertown to watch the Euro Finals. He pointed out the Episcopalian church as one of the oldest in USA and said that we should explore theContinue reading “Meeting the knitting ladies of the 1st Episcopalian Church in America Touring Chestertown and going over to the dark side on a motor boat!”

It could be worse. The Head could be broken

For the non sailors the sea is the toilet. But that is later. On Friday we headed to Washington. Well, we drove to Alexandria to take the metro into Washington DC. We set our GPS for Alexandria Station but arrived at Amtrack. I couldn’t understand the station masters explanation as to where the tube/subway/metro wasContinue reading “It could be worse. The Head could be broken”