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It's My Lucky Day

July 13, 2012

“It’s My Lucky Day”

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We have had every type of special event happen on the Woodwind. We’ve had weddings, proposals,receptions,birthdays,anniversaries, and all other types of fun events. But today we had something new happen. Emilio and his family were visiting from Mexico City, Mexico and during our trip he lost one of his teeth. I think this might be …
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July 12, 2012

Light Wind Day

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It was a very light wind day. Our 1st trip was traded to Woodwind so we ended up doing maintenance on Woodwind II till our 1330 charter. We had a group of 18 and headed out to the bay. There were big ships anchored everywhere, the osprey chicks were coming out of their nests, it …
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Them Eastport Oyster Boys jammin' on the Chesapeake Bay

July 12, 2012

Sailing with Them Eastport Oyster Boys

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  Thursday Sunset!!  This is becoming one of my favorite times to sail.  After departing the harbor, we buzzed the start line of the J boat races. Also, this evening we were stoked to have Kevin and Tom of Them Eastport Oyster Boys aboard!  They played some awesome songs, covering a variety of genres.   …
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July 11, 2012

Why is this woman smiling?

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July 10, 2012  It is a pleasant, sunny day with a light breeze.  There is just enough wind to keep Woodwind II moving. Light air sailing is always the most difficult.  The young lady at the helm is smiling because she can see the results of her concentration.  Small motions of the wheel produce a …
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July 11, 2012

Training young sailors

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We all enjoyed the cooler temperatures and the pleasant breeze aboard Schooner Woodwind. Our first cruise of the day was a youth group from Brooklyn, MD. In the photo, crew member Glenn shows youngsters how to read a chart. On our evening sail back to Annapolis we will treated to a beautiful sunset over the …
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Amazing clouds building in the sky as we sailed around the Chesapeake all day

July 10, 2012

We needed the rain?

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As I walked down the dock this morning, schools of fish were everywhere. They were schooling in the most gorgeous way. This was so mesmerizing. It was a nice pleasant day on the water. Most of the boat traffic was from the 10 sailing camps on the Severn River. I may be exaggerating a little …
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Sailing by an anchored cargo ship on the Chesapeake Bay.

July 9, 2012

Learning to Fly

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Last night’s cold front brought a cool NE breeze for the day.  The reduction in humidity allowed us great views of Thomas Point Light House, the mouth of the West River, Poplar Island, and Bloody Point Light.  We even heard the Buyboat Mister Jim on the VHF radio, calling from St. Michael’s. For our first …
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Sailing into the sunset on the Chesapeake Bay

July 8, 2012

Hot Summer Breeze

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All everyone was talking about was the heat… on Sunday, we were talking about the breeze. We had a nice breeze pick up from the NE. First cruise, we were able to sail around the US Junior Sailing Olympics. They had 3 different fleets out in the Chesapeake Bay. They had Lasers, 420′s and Optimist …
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A great view from Woodwind's slip at the Marriott Dock!

July 7, 2012

Celebrate Good Times!

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  The past two days there was much celebration aboard our schooners!  Friday evening, Hillary and her friends from Alexandria sailed with us.  She was celebrating her Sweet Sixteen!  Her next adventure is a trip to France and Spain!! Saturday, we continued the party with our first time sailing friend Joe’s 35th birthday, a 15th …
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Chris and Kristin surprise proposal aboard Woodwind

July 6, 2012

“At least she said yes…”

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We were privately chartered for a special cruise tonight on our sunset sail. My cruise details said that we were having a surprise proposal happen. At 6:10, friends of Chris Wood and Kristen came to board the boat early for the surprise. They would be hiding below and come up when he pops the question. …
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