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 21, 2013

Families, Sunsets, Young sailors

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One of the reasons I enjoy what I do is because I get to share with others why sailing is so cool.  Nina and her extended family came sailing for the first time.  It took a little coaxing, but I was able to get Nina at the helm.  This was her first time sailing and …
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July 20, 2013

John Hopkins

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We took out a group from John Hopkins, in Baltimore.  You can see form the pictures that the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.  Thank you Jeffrey Salmore for sending me the great photos.  I had fun coming up with captions.  I hope you all enjoy.             …
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July 14, 2013

Viva La France!

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Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) was a good enough excuse to taste French wines,  tasty food and sing La Marseillaise. Thank you Charlotte for the photos!  

July 11, 2013

Study in Contrasts

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Woodwind, at 20 years old, is no longer a teenager.  She is usually mature enough to handle the sight of seeing other schooners larger than her.  But when the recently built Germania Nova came into the harbor, flaunting her 196 feet of gleaming varnish, paint and towering rig, Woodwind gasped.  In fact, everyone on board, …
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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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