Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Sailing

 Yesterday, after a tough week of work, we got underway, destination unknown!  We headed north, thinking we might make our way towards Baltimore.  We were rolling under full sail!  As the winds started gusting with a squall line, we had to reef.  Of course I was in the middle of making dinner (make-your-own pizza) and burned my hand a few times moving pizzas around.  While the speed was great, the other benefit of the squall was a great show of rainbows...

With the sun setting we headed into Aberdeen Creek for the night.  Seemed like a nice little cove, but as the sun rose this morning we realized it was a very nice spot!  The houses and boats in here are unbelievable, and it's really peaceful.  It was a chilly morning, so we donned hats and tried out the fishing.  After a really lazy morning and a look at the winds, we decided to just stay put.  It seemed like a great day for fishing, movies, drawing, and relaxing, and it was!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The outboard--GRRRRRR!!!!!!!

I'll say it for Frank--that damn outboard is a pain in the @$$!!!  After paying a bunch to have it serviced, it crapped out while we were on the water in Annapolis.  And after 2 more carb cleanings by Frank, along with fresh gas, it still won't start.  I've watched Frank spend hours on this thing and I'm honestly about to spend the $1000+ on a new one and pop a bow on it for him just to be able to move on and enjoy fall sailing!  He's taking it back in to the shop again tomorrow, and I can only hope it goes well.