the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2007
Crisfield - Smith Is. - Tangier Is. - Watts Is. - Crisfield
pre-cruise warm-up - 2
photos mostly by Alan Asselstine and Uncle Al
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Memorial Day Monday morning saw Tony and Mary lead the group on a walk to their very own local lighthouse.
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Not being much of a walker, Uncle Al turned back after half a mile or so when his speed-testing partner (above)
began to pull away. Kind-hearted Hans also turned back to keep Al company.
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Hans and I spent an hour or so lounging and admiring the wildlife while ...
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... the rest of the gang got the tour of ...
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... the Elk Neck Lighthouse.
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(l to r) Mary, André, Roger, Richard, Tony
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Soon they were headed back home to hearth and lunch, whichever came first.
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Even though there seemed to be little or no wind, three of the four boats were taken down to the launch ramp a mere quarter-mile from Tony's and Mary's front door. Wind or no wind, this was a chance to test the gear and get on the water with new shipmates in some cases.
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Richard (above) would be sailing with Alan for the first time.
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And Roger (l) would be making his début aboard W3098 MAG.
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Lucky us! The breeze picked up nicely and everyone - even Hans and Al with Tony - had a nice sail. The results of previous sail trim discussions could now be measured photographically. Above, you can see that the ...
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... new team of Alan (l) and Richard have their W beautifully trimmed as they ...
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... sail closehauled.
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A perfect day for ...
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... a test run.
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Having provided his crew with beer, Tony ...
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... a happy Tony at that, puts W4105 through her paces with ...
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... Hans (and Al) filling in as crew until Mary gets there after keeping the house livable.
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