We have been slacking on our blog but we have been having a great time with good friends for the months of September and October as we have day sailed out of our home slip in Rock Hall, MD. In addition to sailing over to and enjoying Annapolis for weekends, we also have made several drives home to our beautiful home where we re-connected with good friends for a few home town BBQs. Here is a photo essay of the past month...next adventure begins soon, with the run SOUTH on the ICW!
|Anita and Mark visit home for a BBQ.|
Do these Grls look like college roommates? They were...
|Anita & Hayden taught together at the same High School....for 1/2 year!|
Sorry I left you, Anita...to go off sailing.
|Jim and Hayden enter a secret pact...can't tell you.|
Good time with Jim and Gail, more college roommates
|Radeen and Gail sail the Chesapeake Bay|
College Roommates also!
|Girls....visiting on the bow, Radeen and Gail|
|Jim, Radeen and Gail say goodbye to Island Spirit on the docks|
Great time, unexpectedly good sailing!
|A beautiful sunset in a rhombus shape, how unusual!|
|Dianne and Gene visit for a weekend adventure and sail to Annapolis|
Thank you Dianne for the great IPY new clothespin bags....very cool
|The WENDY CUP RACE kicks off.|
Wendy and Craig sail Island Spirit in Small Craft Advisories for Annapolis
We get in a race....Hence....the Wendy Cup is born!
|We have Island Spirit locked on the bridge.|
Craig is a master at the helm and upwind sailing!
|We win the Wendy Cup and take mooring ball #1|
My FAV in Annapolis for the weekend
|We celebrate the victory meal with competitor Dave on IP35 Eau de Vie|
Dave was a good sport and let us WIN as we cut to corner for the "A" spider at Annapolis
|Craig provides our LIVE music program on Island Spirit|
We have our usual sing along and fantastic music that Craig provides!
Thank you CRAIG we LOVE the guitar skills you bring onboard!
|BRRRRR....we sail home in cold Weather, but Annapolis is so much fun.|
|Island Spirit knows the way....autopilot for home|
|I never get tired of photographing this bridge|
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
|We sail under with ease, heading for home|
|BRRRRR....thank you, full ENCLOSURE|
This is early October, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay
|We return home to be greeted by our pet HERON, named HERBERT|
|OK...back to Annapolis MD for the SAILBOAT SHOW|
WE love to go to this by boat....Off we go again...
|Time to CELEBRATE 10 Yrs CANCER FREE!!!!!! THANK YOU Dr. Kevin Fox!|
We plan a night of reflection at the Chart House Restaurant.
Radeen looks so beautiful.
|Time to reflect. We bought Island Spirit when Radeen was on chemo.|
Now, 10 yrs later, and 12,000+ miles we are healthy and happier than ever!
|Annapolis Boat Show Time...|
Five Days of boat show, Thur to Monday
Seminars on the ICW, Gulf Stream, and the Bahamas
|Conrad and Myrna host THE BEST Wine and Cheese Party EVER!|
Thank you team Oro Negro for a great night.
|Captain Blaine Parks joins the party in Annapolis...|
hey...Who let this cool dog into this party????
So....overall....it has been a great time visiting with friends, sharing our passion for sailing and simply living the dream! We have been onboard since June 24, and it is now October 20. We have lived aboard nearly 4 months, we sailed to Acadia, Maine, and every day we appreciate how lucky we are to be here.
Thank you to all our friends for sharing in our sailing dreams!