August 21, 2013

Sam’s Last Day and a Variety of Vessels

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Sam explains how to stay on course.

Sam explains how to stay on course.

Sam is going back to college (Virginia Tech).  He will be missed.  All crew know how to sail before being hired.  We teach them how to adapt that knowledge to our vessel and the details of the business.  We have watched him grow from a newbie to a valuable crew member.  Here you can see him helping guests understand how to use stay on course.  Best of luck at school, Sam.

This cruising catamaran is at anchor.

This cruising catamaran is at anchor.

Cruisers come in all sizes and shapes and in this case all colors.  Look carefully on the right side of the vessel and see the wind generator to recharge their batteries while “on the hook” (at anchor).  Their inflatable dink is carefully stowed on the fore-deck.

The Navy is replacing their aging wooden practice boats called Yard Patrol (YP).  Here we see one of the new vessels from the stern.

Yard Patrol vessel is heading up the Severn.  This is the training vessel for the Midshipmen.

Yard Patrol vessel is heading up the Severn. This is the training vessel for the Midshipmen.

Osprey are intelligent birds of prey.  We have been watching the parents teach their chicks how to fly and hunt.  In a few weeks they will head out and spend the winter in South America.

Osprey is keeping a watchful eye on us.

Osprey is keeping a watchful eye on us.

 

Captain Ken

About Captain Ken

How do you answer the question, What do I want to do when I grow up? For me, it was, ask the question what do I love to do that I can share with others and make it a career? I taught instrumental music to elementary students for 25 years. When that was no longer an option due to budget cuts, I asked the question again? This time the answer was, with the help of my family, Schooner Woodwind.
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