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curm

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In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

Yesterday, 07:52 PM

We sailed over to Crisfield in the same breeze.  We reefed as well.  I'm at Gwynn Island (VA) at the moment.  The winds were light but we sailed anyway.  Norfolk tomorrow.


In Topic: Small blue water cruiser shopping,questions frm dinghy sailor

25 August 2014 - 12:39 AM

Wish I were in the market!  Would be so great to go cruising on a Saga 35!  Or live aboard!

Not if you want a tiller.

 

And I'd cross the Baba off the list if you don't want wood topside.  Those boats are a teak forest.

 

I'd suggest something like a Waquiez Centurion, a Hallberg Rassy 31 or a Contest 33.  But you would have to give up on the tiller.


In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

24 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

LOL.  Crisfield is the last place on the Eastern shore where you can rent a car--that's why we are here.  We have to take someone back to Lewes, DE, and she didn't have time to sail down to Norfolk, which is a longer drive anyway.


In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

23 August 2014 - 11:43 PM

Thanks to all for sharing local knowledge.  Tonight we're in Solomons after spending last night in Cambridge.  Cambridge is sad, really.  It was obviously hit hard by the 2008 recession: lots of empty storefronts and nice old houses that have not been kept up.  It's a stark contrast to St. Michaels, where everything is precious and upscale and oozing money.

 

Solomons has lots of boats and a Tiki bar.  It's ok I suppose.

 

Tomorrow it's over to Crisfield, which I understand is another dying town.  Hopefully we'll get a little more wind.


In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

22 August 2014 - 01:03 AM

I'm Anchored off Oxford now.  No wind but no bugs either.  Tomorrow it's a short hop over to Cambridge and then South.

 

Chesapeake crab vegetable soup has become a favorite of mine.  IMHO it's better than any form of clam chowder and better than gumbo too. (It resembles gumbo but without the okra.) I'm surprised that the big soup companies or some intrepid entrepreneur haven't introduced it nationally.