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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July 6, 2013

“And away they all flew like the down of a Thistle.”

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As we headed out into the bay this Saturday we were fortunate to catch a regatta of Thistles.  These small sloops are fast, especially in the fresh breeze we had that day. Hence the title, ”And away they all flew like the down of a Thistle.” What is even more interesting is that they have been …
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July 4, 2013

“Oh, say can you see….”

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This Fourth was spectacular!  We left the dock at 6:30 PM and, with a fresh breeze, headed for the Bay Bridges. The first Bridge was completed in 1952.  The second Bridge was completed in 1973.  Our crew member, Charlotte, uniquely captured the Bridges posing dramatically in a setting sun. In fact, all the photos are …
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Sailing, Chesapeake, Woodwind, sailing, cruises

June 19, 2013

Dramatic sky and Thomas Point Light

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We did the impossible!  Our guests had a chance to taste wonderful beer, see Thomas Point Light, see a rainbow and sail in near perfect conditions. Thomas Point Light is probably the most famous light house on the Chesapeake Bay.  It was completed in 1875 and is the only screw pile light house still on station. This view …
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June 2, 2013

Sunday Cruises and what really BIG is!

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The wind blew from the South West today.  It was an easy beam reach as we headed out across the bay.  The Kermizian, Hadfield and Renda families introduced themselves to me in the cockpit for our 1:30 cruise.  Many of them came from New Jersey on a family outing.  They were a delight to have …
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May 23, 2013

Hannah and the Roadside Show

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The title is somewhat misleading.  During our 1:30 cruise we had Hannah and her guests.  In the evening we had the duo, Roadside Show sing for our guests. Hannah worked for us several years ago and just recently got married to Abraham.  She and her extended family joined us sailing this Wednesday.  In the photo is …
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May 16, 2013

Beer Tasting and traditional craft

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What could be better than sailing on Schooner Woodwind on a beautiful evening?  The answer for some would be, great sailing with a delicious beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  That’s why we had Ben, one of the brew-masters from Flying Dog join us. That’s Ben in the foreground with the gray hat.  Behind him to …
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May 10, 2013

Woodwind Greets the Pride of Baltimore II

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This Friday, as Woodwind sailed back from her evening cruise,the crew spotted The Pride of Baltimore II.  We retrieved our 10 gauge signal cannon and bore down on the Pride.  Crew, Andy Barton waited until the perfect moment and fired.         Firing a cannon (with blanks) is a traditional way to welcome ships into …
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May 4, 2013

Chilly Saturday, Great Sailing

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  May 4th was a chilly day with a brisk wind.  We set sail and headed for the Bay Bridge.  Darren and Gigi are enjoying the sail as we fly along at 10 knots with just main and jib.  I have a sweater and sailing jacket on for warmth. Darren deserves to rest, because he …
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Sailing Cruises, Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, schooner

September 20, 2012

Music on the water (two Woodwinds, mandolin, violin, guitar and voice)

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Woodwind was aptly named.  Made of wood and driven by the wind.  The musical side of the name is also inescapable.  Clarinet, oboe, bassoon, to name a few.  Guitar, mandolin, and violin may not be the wind part, but they are wood.  Add voice and you add wind.  So tonight, Thursday, we have those very …
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Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, sailing cruises in Annapolis, Schooner Woodwind

September 11, 2012

Sandbagger? “What are you talking about?”

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We had an unusual combination of circumstances to make today’s cruise special and hopefully this will result in a unique blog.  The most important part of the blog is that one of our guests, Luc Lapointe, is an excellent photographer and was kind enough to share his talent with us.  Thank you Luc. I have a …
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