Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-07-2008, 15:36   #1
Registered User
Gadagirl's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 668
Send a message via Skype™ to Gadagirl
Talking Chesapeake 4th of July

Hello all. I’m here to share news about my weekend sailing on the Chesapeake. Through serendipity I have been lucky enough to hook up with a group of fantastic sailing enthusiasts based out of Deale, MD. We took off out of Selby Bay Friday afternoon and headed for Annapolis for the fire work show. We hit a Thunderstorm en-route. While no one would really describe a situation like that enjoyable, we made it through just fine and I was happy to get an experience like that under my belt. After the fire works there was no wind so we had to motor to the anchorage where we’d spend the night. Again, I was happy to be on the water at night, learning how to read the charts and markers. Even though it was raining the next morning I found my location to be just perfect. Just me alone in the cockpit (I always seem to be the first to wake), enjoying the scenery and watching the birds. The skies cleared, we swam, we relaxed, we enjoyed interesting conversations, and great food. During our night swim we were lucky to have bioluminescent plankton create a little magic show for us. Anchors up after breakfast, and then we headed south toward Deale. Very light wind and had to motor about half way. Finally a little breeze allowed us a nice leisurely sail back. The weekend was pure remedy for me. I shared it with good friends and new friends. I didn’t have to step foot on land for 2 ˝ days, and I even misplaced the flip flops! So hard to step foot on land and have to wear shoes again! I’m thrilled to be finally taking those steps toward my dream………..Now when to sell the house, buy the boat, anchors up………..What a vicious little bug bite
I posted this in two forums where I lurk. I’d just like to share.
Cheers, Judy

Gadagirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 16:06   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Boat: 1973 Morgan 36T
Posts: 808
Images: 17
Hi Judy, and welcome to a great forum. I can here your enthusiasm!.
What a vicious little bug bite
Could you tell us were the bug bit you? (just kidding ).


Morgan Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 16:12   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Boat: Allied Princess, 36-Scallywag
Posts: 693
Images: 8
Welcome to the forum. I am glad you had a great experience. Enjoy!
scallywag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 04:52   #4
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,931
Images: 54
Hi, Judy.

Sounds like a perfect way to spend Independence Day! If you didn't see Alexei's similar post, you'll enjoy reading it:
Sounds like you two experienced the same thunderstorm.

Welcome to Cruisers Forum!
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-07-2008, 03:17   #5
Registered User
BigHenry's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
What an interesting story about Independance Day and welcome to the Forum.
The water is the same on both sides of the boat. - Finnish Proverb
BigHenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-07-2008, 16:42   #6
Registered User
Gadagirl's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 668
Send a message via Skype™ to Gadagirl
Thanks every one for all of the warm welcomes. Yes, indeed it was quite an “Independence” Day, and on several levels. Thanks for the thought provoking analogy Henry. See, that’s what I mean, that’s what the conversations were like! It just has something to do with being on, or in the water, and the sailing community in general.

So, since then I had the opportunity to go out again and I can’t wait for the next opportunity. Call it addiction, obsession, passion…….what ever you like. To me now, I think of it being as necessary as taking my next breath. I am becoming really challenged in a “patience with the dream” department. I’m crunching numbers, searching boats and marinas, real estate agents, and even contemplating xl charts of the plan! It’s not a question of what to do; it’s a question of how to do. I’m confident I’ll meet resolution one day. I’ve been known to be strong willed.


Gadagirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
July 4th postmortem Alexei General Sailing Forum 2 07-07-2008 09:14
Happy 4Th GordMay Off Topic Forum 4 04-07-2007 11:21
My life begins in July cruiseallure Meets & Greets 7 02-04-2007 12:25
4th July Alan Wheeler Off Topic Forum 2 04-07-2006 20:34
July Bareboat trip--AC? Yes or No? bevyates Atlantic & the Caribbean 6 13-06-2006 14:04

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:20.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.