Dick Harrington Takes the Wayfarers Cruising on Chesapeake Bay:
Crisfield - Smith Island - Tangier Island - Crisfield
Friday 3 June: Tangier Island to Crisfield - 2
pics by Uncle Al, Richard Watterson and Dick Harrington
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Using cleverly disguised blazes on the wilderness trees, we found our way to ...
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... our breakfast destination which was already open for business. And we were pleased to discover exactly what the sign meant by "Family Style Meals": "Mom" brought out big heaps of scrambled eggs, wonderful toast, potatoes, bacon, sausages, etc. plus juices, coffee and tea. You were encouraged to eat as much as you liked! It was all delicious - I could happily eat there every day of the year!!
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And who could fault this as the "smoking lounge"??!!
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It was trash pick-up day on Tangier.
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This magnolia blossom opened while we were busy stuffing ourselves.
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For the less retired among us, it was ...
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... a school day!!
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Tangier and Smith are so low lying that graves are basically ...
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... above ground.
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With the threat of bad weather later in the day, we didn't dawdle (too much) on our way back to the marina.
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By 0910, Dick and Richard were leading the way out of Tangier harbour.
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The winds were dead astern at about 8 knots for our sail back to Crisfield.
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A couple of last looks astern at ...
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... Tangier which ...
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... faded quickly on the horizon.
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The day was hazy but the sun still gave the waters a lovely sparkle while backlighting Dick and Richard in Blue Mist.
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With no shore visible, we were sailing on a bearing of 030, having mounted our compass in the Red Green-approved manner.
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This is what Hans and I looked like as we neared Crisfield.
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Uncle Al moves closer to let Richard get a better picture.
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It was another ...
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... perfect ...
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... sailing day!!
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By 1115 Dick and Richard were entering the harbour at Crisfield. Al and Hans managed that feat somewhat later, having tried for a shortcut that ran out of navigable water, very much like the picture below except that ...
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... in Crisfield there was no way around the shoal, and we had to beat back to deeper water on two inches of centreboard!
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