the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2008
Wednesday 28 May
: Crisfield to Tangier Island - 3
photos by Uncle Al, Dick Harrington, Gary & Jeremy Hirsch

Entering the Tangier harbour: In winds that continued to abate, Tony and Mary (l) had long since decided to raise their main, as had Gary and Al, in order to make their Tangier trip just a tad shorter and their entrance just that little bit grander. Dick, in the same spirit, has hoisted his genoa.   - for full-size pic, click here
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Here's what they looked like from Solje - first unzoomed and then ...
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... with the full zoom on.
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A nice change of scenery after a couple of hours in the middle of just water.
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Having dropped way back under trysail alone, Hans and Jeremy have pulled out all the stops. Without doubt, this must be
the first time anyone has sailed a Wayfarer with this sail combination: trysail, genoa and spinnaker!!
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It pays to stick fairly much to the marked channel here - even in a Wayfarer which can run in six inches of water.
Why, you ask. Well, have a closer look at the ...
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... Canada geese and gulls. Need I say more?
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Al plays the tourist and ...
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... snaps his little heart out as we ...
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... proceed down the channel.
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A little jog right and then left at the far end here, and we'll be at Milton Parks' Marina, I do believe.
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Intriguing set-up, isn't it??!!
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Ah, more familiar landmarks: the steeple and the water tower.
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Tony and Dick near the Marina.
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Happy with the day's sail are Mary and Tony.
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It's still a pretty grey day, but we've escaped pretty much without getting rained on.
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The view from Blue Mist as Dick captured Gary (l) and Hans entering the channel.
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Making their Tangier landfall are ...
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... Hans and Jeremy, with only a slight ...
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... fend-off required when the tail-wind gusted at the wrong time.
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Having dressed warmly (genuine Union suit under his wet gear), Al now finds the day a bit warm!!
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Ah! It feels like home, being back visiting with Milton!!
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The Wayfarer fleet is soon ...
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... snug and secure - and celebrating in a suitable, potable manner!!
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