Category Archives: Cruising

Summer Cruising

Several people have urged me to to start posting again.  I really appreciate the encouragement and the kind words.  

I stayed home this past winter, I wanted to catch up on land based projects and spend time with Linda.  I’m preparing to head south again around the end of September.   Definitely Florida,  probably the Bahamas and possibly Hispaniola or further south.  I’m scrambling to get myself and Skylark ready.  

Anyway….. Linda and I spent two weeks cruising Long Island Sound and anchored overnight behind the Statue of Liberty.  We had a lot of fun but didn’t get very far East as the weather was mostly unfavorable.   We spent some time in Port Washington which is such a wonderful and friendly town for cruising.  

Ms Liberty from the harbor
Port Washington

October 2016 sailing the Chesapeake

In October I went cruising the Chesapeake with my friend Rob on his boat Shearwater.  

I met Rob in Ocean City, MD while I was fixing Skylark.  Rob helped me bring Skylark to Norfolk in December 2015 (See Ocean City to Norfolk) and then in April 2016 we sailed from West Palm Beach to Morehead City, about 550 NM.  I’ll post another article about that trip.

Rob keeps Shearwater docked in the northern Chesapeake.  It’s none too deep there to begin with and the day we were scheduled to leave the wind was blowing so hard from the north that the water level in the  northern bay was too low to sail Shearwater which draws four feet, same as Skylark.  So we went to the Annapolis boat show instead.  We bought electronic flares that look just like the guy in the picture.