|A small sample of the havoc caused by our significant heel. See those fishing rods? They normally live in the cockpit!|
We finally got a good opportunity to pull the sails in and motor again, but by then the seas had really built to the 4' range and the bow was slamming pretty hard. As we pointed the bow up the Patapsco River, the pounding got worse, with the entire front half of the boat seeming to go airborne at times. We pressed on since there was really nowhere to bail and because we knew with the wind coming straight down the river the waves would eventually diminish due to the reduced fetch. It was not an easy ride, and Captain Frank bore the brunt of it, but we eventually made it! Though the winds were still pretty strong, the lack of seas made for easy docking at the City Dock. And once again, we were the only boat there!
|Lehe Paine in the Inner Harbor|
|The 9-11 memorial outside the Baltimore World Trade Center|