the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2008
Thursday 29 May
: Tangier & Watts Island - 6
photos by Gary & Jeremy Hirsch and Uncle Al

Near the west end of the Tangier Island main channel: Hmmm. I do believe that this would be ...
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... frowned upon where I live.
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Nearly "home". We have entered the main channel.
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No good deed goes unpunished: Dick came in via the east end of the channel. As he neared the marina, a motor boat approached.
Nice guy that he is, Dick hugged the far side to make life as easy as possible for said boat. So naturally, Dick ...
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... ran aground and got hung up on the pilings. Even that would have been easily overcome, if Dick had had ...
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... a crew available to fend off and back the jib while Dick steered. Still, Dick untangled himself and Blue Mist in fairly short order,
and in doing so, certainly earned himself a richly deserved beer!!
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Meanwhile, Gary and Jeremy, with four hands available, bring Solje to her dock without ...
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... incident. Soon we were all assembled at Hilda's for supper,
whereupon we dawdled back down towards the boats for another lazy evening.
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A young lady zipped into ...
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... Spanky's for an ice cream. No curb service here, though!!
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This reminds me of growing up on Toronto's Algonquin Island where we kids would hang out at the Algonquin Island bridge most days.
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Here the young ladies have gathered in front of the supermarket for ...
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... a little Double Dutch.
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No chicken-shit skipping ropes here! We're talking genuine mooring lines, folks!! Hope no one's boat is adrift!!!
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Milton, one of the disappearing breed of Watermen, was again happy to give Hans and me a ride from the marina to Hilda's - a ride that featured a complete, narrated tour of the Island which Hans and I appreciated very much. But afterwards, Milton - as you can  clearly see - was even happier to have the lovely Mary in his souped up Tangier Island hot rod.
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Thursday's sunset as seen from the marina
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