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The Anchorages of Our Summer 2015

As we did did last year, I put together a list of the places we stopped during the summer of 2015. Our list is not nearly as extensive as last year – actually, over half as small – but we … Continue reading

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A Quick End-of-August Update

We will continue to get the videos from this summer up on YouTube over the next couple weeks. But, in the meantime, I thought I would give everyone an update. We hauled Bear at Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, Maryland … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part Two

Life on the hook in Baltimore can be quite wonderful. This past summer, Margaret and I enjoyed ranging around town – and the coffee shops – in the mornings, then spending a relaxing few hours back aboard, before returning to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part One

Baltimore is a beautiful city built around the water, so it seems like a natural place for cruisers to sample some urban excitement, including museums, the National Aquarium, great parks, a working waterfront, and excellent restaurants and bars. However, the … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday was a sad day aboard SV Bear.  We are still processing the events that transpired and are grieving for the families involved.  In the video below, we explain our involvement in a search and rescue operation near the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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August Plans from Cambridge, Maryland

We are currently tied up to a free dock in Cambridge, Maryland after coming over from Oxford yesterday afternoon. There is a bar and restaurant steps away called Snapper’s that we had a drink at as soon as we got … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of Annapolis in 2015

We are enjoying Annapolis again this summer. After picking up a mooring at 11:55 pm last Tuesday, we spent Wednesday and Thursday morning performing some minor maintenance and cleaning Bear from top to bottom. Thursday afternoon our friends began to … Continue reading

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How The Winter Projects Have Fared

As anyone who has followed our blog and videos know, we did a lot of work on the boat over the winter. We are very happy with the outcome of many of these jobs. Others, we realized or have come … Continue reading

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Our First Week on the Water and Our Dreaded Schedule

Margaret and I were so relieved to finally splash Bear last Saturday. But as soon as we started heading north, we realized just how tight a schedule we are on. As folks frequently say, and we have learned before, sailing … Continue reading

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The Work That Remains Before We Splash

As I have been repeatedly saying in our videos, we still have a lot of work to do. At the same time, we have been checking things off the list everyday and in seemingly quicker fashion than expected. So, what … Continue reading

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