Return From Watkins Rendezvous Day III

Ahhh . .   The luxury of a working marine toilet!  You don’t realize how great it is until it doesn’t work. We had a peaceful night in the marina and got underway about 0900 to make the last 35 miles home.

There are cool things to look at as you transit the waterways at Solomon's.

There are cool things to look at as you transit the waterways at Solomon’s.

Tug boats look so cool.

Tug boats look so cool.

As we sailed out of the river and into the bay, we saw one of these tugs doing whatever tugs do when they don’t have a load.  Here are a few images:

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DSC_2355We passed the Cove Point Light Station.  Ruth snapped a few photos – artists are always collecting reference photos from new paintings.

A bit of post-processing compensated for the long-distance shot.

A bit of post-processing compensated for the long-distance shot.

We continued on past the nuclear power plant, Calvert Cliffs, the commercial gas dock, up past Chesapeake Beach and North Beach, then into our home waters of Herring Bay.  Pier-side by 1600.

9 days aboard, 180 miles, two or three small-scale disasters, but over all, a great time on the water and with friends.  As good a time as we enjoyed, we still prefer a slower pace (fewer miles per day) and more time at anchor, more time exploring each stopping place.  We are looking forward to more trips and slower over the rest of the summer.

Back in our home slip, I'm sewing up some loosened stitching in the foot of the headsail.

Back in our home slip, I’m re-stitching some hem in the foot of the headsail.

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2 comments
  1. Great photos of the tug! I do agree on a working toilet, lol. For all the boat trips we’ve taken, in the end, all the good fun always outweighed the sour points, although at the time, you think otherwise. :-)

  2. Thanks Donna. I agree, the fun far out weighs the disasters. The disasters actually create memories that stick with you a long time.

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