Author Archives: Bill Kinney

A Journey of 1000 Miles…

… Begins with a single step. OK, we are not going 1000 miles (only 600), and our initial move is a bit longer than a single stride, but we are officially underway. At 15:00 this afternoon we dropped lines at … Continue reading

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Road Trip for a Project!

We have been a bit quiet–but busy–during our stay here in Annapolis. A couple significant projects were done, and a bunch of minor ones. Avoiding Weak Links The road trip project was our anchor chain. It was inexpensive chain when … Continue reading

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A Flurry of Fixes.

Our project list is shrinking as we dive into things. Our shore power extension cord had a bad plug, that over-heated and needed replacing. Not a complex or difficult project, but an important one. With that done, we attacked a … Continue reading

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A Small Change in Plans…

Our carefully considered plan was to slowly meander up the Chesapeake Bay, with Annapolis as our target for early September. It seemed such a good plan. But we forgot something we both knew. The Chesapeake in August is H-H-H. Hazy, … Continue reading

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Fishing Fun

We think you might find this little slice of our fishing adventure a brief, enjoyable diversion. Big tilefish, and jumping sunfish! Who knew? We had tilefish for dinner last night. It was divine!

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Success… on all levels

Our three day trip out to the Norfolk Canyon and back was a success in every way you care to measure. First, and most importantly, it was FUN. The 80 mile sail out, and then 80 miles back, was delightful. … Continue reading

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And we are back out again…

We came into Norfolk to put some fuel in our tank and to get some fresh provisions. Both of those goals have been accomplished, and now we are headed back out again. Our target is to spend a few day … Continue reading

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Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

While we were sailing offshore the other morning, the weather was beautiful, but not especially unusual, at least at first glance. The atmosphere was very unstable, but on a very small scale. Not something you frequently see a hundred miles … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady

Yesterday’s quote from Karen, aka “The Harmonie Sage,” “When everything is so perfect, why would you want to rush to the end?” It might have be that some people would have found the sailing for most of this trip to … Continue reading

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Slow, and Satisfying Sailing

The winds continue quite light, and our progress north is due at least as much to riding on the Gulf Stream as any push from the wind, but it is satisfying and delightful. Except for one short time near a … Continue reading

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