Author Archives: Jeffrey

A Crew’s View – Part One

I am Jeff’s father and I had the pleasure of sailing with him from August 26th from Wrightsville NC through the end of his voyage in St. Mary’s Georgia on October 6th. When he asked me to join him my … Continue reading

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Marine Diesel Courses for Cruisers

Even before we bought Bear, Margaret and I had discussed how we needed to take a marine diesel course. Neither of us had much of any experience with diesel engines beyond encountering a few issues during a charter. Once we became … Continue reading

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A Cruiser’s Review of St. Michaels, Maryland

Sailors from across the Chesapeake Bay know St. Michaels well, as many of them have made a weekend trip to the town a summer tradition. Cruisers from further afield, traveling north and south along the bay, may balk at St. … Continue reading

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Log Canoes, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and More St. Michaels

After our incredible first night and fabulous sail aboard Selina II, St. Michaels continued to deliver some great experiences, most of it centered around the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. In preserving the bay’s history, the museum is doing a tremendous … Continue reading

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A Review of Selina II, a Beautiful Catboat with a Great Captain in St. Michaels

As I said in a previous post, Margaret had scheduled a shoot with Captain Iris of the Selina II during our visit to St. Michaels. It was not long after dropping anchor that we got our first glimpse of the … Continue reading

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A Special First Night in St. Michaels

Heading ashore from Fogg Cove in St. Michaels, we had to round the point into the main harbor, which was a real treat. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum stretches on either side of the point, with skipjacks, bugeyes, and other … Continue reading

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Sailing (and a little motoring) from Annapolis to St. Michaels

After our long stay in Annapolis, we found it difficult to drop the mooring ball. Even after all our friends had left the town, Margaret and I decided to stay just one more day so we could get the boat … Continue reading

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A Cruiser’s Review of Annapolis

Annapolis bills itself as the sailing capital of the world with good reason. Regattas, junior sailing, and Wednesday night races, not to mention the regular cruising and day-tripping traffic, crowd hundreds of boats into Spa Creek, which is very much … Continue reading

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Annapolis with the Rents

Last night, Margaret and I were discussing how we had not shared much of the last month that she was on Bear this summer, from our time in Annapolis to arriving in Norfolk. With lots of fabulous adventures – chasing … Continue reading

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Historical Views of Annapolis

This morning, I was looking up old USGS quads for a few areas around Peoria, tracking some of the landscape changes over the past 120 years since the Geological Survey produced their first maps of the area. I always enjoy … Continue reading

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