the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2007
Crisfield - Smith Is. - Tangier Is. - Watts Is. - Crisfield
Thursday 31 May - 3
photos mostly by Alan Asselstine and Uncle Al
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Despite all my ramblings about main leech shape ...
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... I would have to say that ...
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... all in all ...
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... we were ...
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... very well trimmed ...
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... and looking ...
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... pretty darned good!!!
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Having made his last tack to starboard, Uncle Al ...
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... uses his GPS to confirm that we are indeed laying the harbour entrance to Tangier - a redundancy, really, since Al can very well see the Tangier water tower from here. Still, it was fun to see our speed at 5+ knots.
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By 1430 hrs, we had made our landfall at Milton Parks' lovely marina. Despite the fact that a rather puffy, shifty wind made the upwind landing between the high pilings a bit of an adventure, we all got in without undue difficulty. - click here to see full-size pic
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Hans and I (nearest the camera) were eager to take possession of our room at the Bay View, and instead of phoning them to arrange our pick-up, Milton himself gave us limousine service. But not before the memorable moment was captured on the CWA camera by Richard who then had to take a quick shot (for his wife, Julia, who is a cat fancier) of ...
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... one of the 22 stray cats (and dogs) that to no one's surprise, have adopted Milton
who feeds them gourmet meals at a cost of over $50 per week.
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It was a fine, scenic tour which, in addition interesting scenery, revealed that even at age 75 Milton is still loved by all the ladies, judging by how they greeted him with beaming smiles as he stopped now and again to say hello. All too soon the tour was over, and we arrived at our home for tonight, the Bay View Inn, a lovely ...
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... bed and breakfast on the western shore of Tangier Island.
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The rest of our group had promised to meet us at the grocery store (air conditioned!) on the main street
after making sure the boats were well moored.
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Alan captures ...
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... rush hour on Tangier.
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The supermarket parking lot revealed no sign of our fellow Wayfarers as we returned from checking in at the Bay View.
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Nor did the interior where Hans waits in air conditioned comfort to treat Al to a chocolate milk.
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As we exited the grocery, Alan came to the door of the Fisherman's Corner and waved us on in. But first, I had to get a picture of our lunch/supper destination complete with Hans doing his best "hooker leaning against the lamp post" imitation.
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The lads had already commandeered and filled the corner booth to overflowing, so ...
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... Hans and I picked a separate table near them, a table that did however, have the advantage of offering an unobstructed view of our lovely young waitress.
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Having duly looked after the matter of sustenance, the group was treated to an impromptu knots seminar as Dick taught the gang the trucker's knot, useful among other things for tying your boat cover to the trailer. First, Richard had a go, and ...
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... then it was Alan's turn.
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