Dick Harrington Takes the Wayfarers Cruising on Chesapeake Bay:
Crisfield - Smith Island - Tangier Island - Crisfield
Sat 27 May - Tues 30 May:
Getting to Crisfield via Tony's and Mary's - 2
pics mostly by Uncle Al
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Tony (4105) and Dick (887) went for a little ...
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... afternoon ...
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... sail to ...
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... get the kinks out.
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Dick gets set to ...
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... moor for the night - with help from Hans (l) and ...
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... the very limber Richard. Don't look at this, Bill Harkins, because we did not moor your lovely boat nearly as painstakingly.
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Still, our time was not entirely wasted!
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Hans and I (r) did the classic two-line ...
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... kitty-corner (diagonal) mooring job which did the job of keeping us bump-free all night, even with slack built in to accommodate the foot or so of tidal drop expected during the night. Dick expressed some concern that our rudder might fall off if we left it like this overnight. I should have listened to Dick's sage advice but had a refreshing beer instead.
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Soon we were all set for the night. The marina manager had put us right next to shelter (above) where we could eat or drink out of sun and rain, and right beside this, was a lovely pool!
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A brief walk later, we were enjoying the sunset at a waterside sea food place, ready to have the art of crab eating ...
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... demonstrated by an expert!! Luckily for us, a good breeze was blowing, keeping bugs to a minimum. Indeed, this bug-removal breeze was to bless us all three nights we were in the area!! Lucky us!!
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Richard, a rookie, learned fast.
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In fact, he and Mary not only ...
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... demolished more than their share of the crabs, but also dabbled in ...
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... crab ...
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... art!
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On our walk/wobble home, we passed this crab holding tank. Luckily for us, we spent a much more peaceful and promising night than they did!
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