the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2007
Crisfield - Smith Is. - Tangier Is. - Watts Is. - Crisfield
Friday 1 June - 1
photos mostly by Alan Asselstine and Uncle Al
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0730 hrs, Friday: Hans and Mary (and I)  sat down to a fine Bay View breakfast in a lovely sunlit room,
checked out and wandered on back towards the marina.
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Someone else was getting set to rustle up a bite to eat on the tidal flats.
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The local school (elementary and high combined, Milton told us) (above) is up on stilts, prompting Tony say something, the night before,  about an institution of higher learning.
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Looking north towards the Marina from inland on yet another warm , sunny day
with a nice southerly sailing breeze already in evidence. - click here to see full-size pic
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Heading towards the main street, we could see that the tide was just about out.
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At least one of the cemeteries does not appear to be ...
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... above ground.
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Looking south toward the Bay View area from the Marina. Note the water tower, an excellent navigational reference.
- click here to see full-size pic
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Peaceful co-existence at Milton's home
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It's already a busy morning to the south of our dock where ...
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... Hans chats with Mary. No one else was around. The gang had doubtless gone for the home-style breakfast
at Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House uptown.
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Even at low tide, all our mooring lines are still long enough. I believe it may have been Dick or Tony who added some slack to our bow line when it began to look a bit stretched by The Nutshell's weight.  - click here to see full-size pic
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Our flotilla is a lovely sight with Milton's place in the background. Milton was again very kind to us in every way. He even gave us a great deal on the marina fees, telling us that he'd love to let us stay for free but did have marina expenses to recoup.
  - click here to see full-size pic
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A typical local runabout zipped past in a very business-like manner towards ...
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... the west end of the harbour. - click here to see full-size pic
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They're pretty early risers in these parts.
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Another view of ...
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... our flotilla.
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