Saturday, September 8, 2012

Shelter in Annapolis

Frank did some great sailing in somewhat shifty winds to get us to Annapolis in 3 hrs and 15 mins--pretty sweet considering we gybed our way up the bay! We made it with a few hours to spare before the weather was due to go south so we picked up a mooring (thankfully there were plenty available!) and headed into town for lunch, shopping, playing, and ice cream. I took a quick dip in the water when we got back and then we sat and watched the front roll in. It was pretty intense for about 15 minutes--lots of rain and gusts that hit 36kts. We spent the rainy evening inside, watching movies and playing cards. Now it is a beautiful night! Looking forward to a nice sail home tomorrow.

Party time!

Hosted my first party at the marina last night! Some coworkers joined us on the beach for a hail and farewell (a Navy thing). We snacked, walked in the water, gave tours of the boat, and even had a little sumo competition between the boss and I! Overall I'd call it a success!

Now we're headed to Annapolis and trying I make it there ahead of a strong front that's moving in. Here's hoping!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy b-day weekend!

As I sit here nibbling the last of my birthday cupcakes from Crumbs, I'm reflecting on the most perfect weekend a girl could wish for. We spent the weekend anchored in San Domingo Creek on the "back side" of St. Michaels, MD. While the weather always threatened a little, we survived a very humid weekend with hours of swimming. It was wonderful! This wasn't too different from other weekends there--a dinghy ride, a stroll through town, playing at the park, ice cream--yet I had so much fun swimming with the kids that it will surely hold a special place in my memory. And of course there were the cupcakes! I kind of wish every weekend could be at least three days long!