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June 21, 2012

Balance

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Much gratitude to all that prayed for wind or sacrificed a mosquito to their favorite deity.    We got the sea breeze we were hoping for this evening!!  The southerly shift supplemented the second sunset of the summer season B) We had some fun folks aboard our charter on Woodwind II.  They enjoyed cool summery cocktails and munched …
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Crane Vessel transiting the Chesapeake Bay

June 20, 2012

Holy Cranes

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The heat is on!!  Wow, what a hot day yesterday… but we had a nice breeze on the boat. Our first cruise of the day was a Girl Scout Troop from VA. They were juniors learning our Sailing & Navigation program. After the cruise they were going to do the Geocaching Adventure Trail that we …
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June 19, 2012

Cow Nose Rays & More

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A very light air day we had today. We were able to sail on all of our sails even though we didn’t venture very far into the Chesapeake Bay.  But the flat water did help for viewing of the wildlife on the Chesapeake. We saw our first baby osprey head above the Red #4 Day …
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HMS Bounty and Schooner Martha White Sailing in Annapolis

June 18, 2012

HMS Bounty & Schooner Martha White

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This is the first time I have ever seen a full rigged ship under full sail.  The bounty represents what a merchant ship looked like in the around 1750 that would have been used for trans ocean navigation.  She is a full rigged ship because she has square sails on all three masts.  The original …
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Ospreys in the Severn River

June 17, 2012

She Said Yes

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Happy Father’s Day! Many thanks to all the kids for celebrating with pops on Woodwind.  This evening, Woodwind ghosted in and out of the ever peaceful Weems Creek.  With the sun slung low, the schooner projected a tall shadow of her sails on the high banks.  Then, after a day of light and confused airs, a …
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June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day

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What a great way to spend Father’s day. We had groups of families all day. Our 1st trip was a special brunch trip to celebrate Father’s day and the buffet and mimosas went over well, everyone had a great time. With all the families we had tons of great kids and they all helped me …
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AJ Meerwald in Annapolis for a visit

June 16, 2012

A Meer Miss!

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We had 4 excellent sails today. The winds were light for the first 3 then really piped up for the sunset. Our first trip was an open 2 hour tour of the bay, then our next 2 trips were private charters. On the 2nd trip were were saluted by cannon fire from the A.J. Meerwald …
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Schooner Woodwind sailing past the AJ Meerwald in Annapolis

June 15, 2012

Schools Out

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With schools letting out for the summer, we’re starting to see more kids aboard with their families. It’s fun turning fresh minds onto sailing.  Woodwind II also met the Schooner A.J. Meerwald on the bay today!  She’s a beautiful oyster workboat hailing from Bivalve, NJ.

Schooner Woodwind sailing in Annapolis

June 14, 2012

Low Blood Pressure

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  This morning on Woodwind II we observed a lot of activity on the surface of the Severn River.  Fish were breaking all around the boat, with several jumps above the water.  We also spied a cow-nose ray splashing on the surface.  Feeding time!  The life around us brought inspiration to our super relaxing sail. …
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Schooner Woodwind sailing with JWorld Regatta

June 14, 2012

Another day at the races.

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We had 2 sails today on Woodwind . The 1st was a crew match race against our sister ship Woodwind 2. It was a hard fought battle but alas we lost by a nose, or a bowsprit. Our 2nd trip was a great fun trip welcoming out a bunch of the people that work at …
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