Century Club: David Matters
Cool view of DC at night
Cold morning, but a beautiful day to be out on the water.
Couldn't have asked for a better day to be out on the water in fall. Removed the sails after today, prepping for winter storage.
Beautiful, but very cold, conditions paddling at the Wharf
Winter prep on the sailboat
Winterizing the powerboat
Plus a little sailing in the morning
Paddled from Alexandria to Ft. Washington, MD, and back
Couldn't have asked for better conditions - beautiful evening and sunrise.
Difficult conditions - made it around the Span course once but wasn't up to do a second lap.
Trip aboard the ferry to conclude a backpacking trip in Olympic National Park
Two days of tubing & swimming off the boat with kids in NC
Continuing to prepare for the Bay Bridge Paddle
Paddle around Teddy Roosevelt Island and down to Columbia Island marina. Conditions were good, and the paddling was fast!
Checked out the Cal Tri DC swim course in Smallwood State Park
Sailboat electrical work
Paddled down the channel to the Potomac & Anacostia Rivers
Short sail to take advantage of the great weather. Also anchored and did as much hull cleaning as I could stand with the jellies.
First time launching the boat from its new marina, then a short jaunt up the Potomac to Georgetown & back for dinner
SUP adventures while camping at Kerr Lake, NC
6.25 miles at a 4.1 mph pace. Nice morning for a paddle, but the water is so filthy by the Wharf...it's definitely a place where you don't want to fall in!
Down the Tred Avon River to the Choptank and back
Sailed to the start of the race to Oxford, then returned to swap the sailboat for the trawler for the trip across the Bay
Wild race through an intense thunderstorm
Starting my training for the Bay Bridge Paddle next month
Short SUP around the north shore of Lake Anna
Up the Potomac to Georgetown and back
Docked at the new waterfront park in Old Town
Sailed out from Herrington Harbour, then saw dolphins in Herring Bay when anchored.
SUP with Xavier
Getting the sailboat ready for the kids to stay on it after the 4th of July party at Herrington
Seven straight days of powerboating while staying at the lake house
Trip aboard the Maid of the Mist
Statue of Liberty during our NYC visit
To Occoquan for lunch & back with the kids in celebration of Father's Day
Motored out with kids to anchor & swim
Sail with kids out to anchor & back
Washed the sailboat and made minor repairs
Short trip over to Chapman State Park to go swimming and tubing
Stormy, fun race. 3rd across the line.
A beautiful day to relax on the water
Took the powerboat out from Belvoir to anchor off Chapman State Park
An hour-long SUP to Fairhaven
Gusty winds helped us get second place, passed Sette right before the finish
Nice Memorial Day trip to Occoquan for lunch - lucky enough to get a spot on the public dock on a busy boating day
Afternoon paddle session on Jordan Lake, NC, while camping.
15-minute delay at the start of the race, with some excitement when the storm hit during the race.
2-day cruise around Tilghman Island with an overnight stay at Knapp's Narrows Marina
Race aboard Resolute
Fiddling with the new powerboat
Out and back into Herring Bay - great weather before the small craft advisory went into effect.
Gusty winds aboard Resolute
Sailing Aquanimity out of Herrington Harbour, winds 3-6 kts.
From Belvoir marina to Georgetown and back, with a short fuel stop at Columbia Island
Motored out in Aquanimity to anchorage in Herring Bay; short sail the following morning.
Motored Aquanimity from HHN to her slip at HHS
Final prep on the sailboat before it goes back into the water for the season!
Trial of Bayliner Element on Lake Lanier, GA
Paddleboard session with the kids on Jordan Lake, NC
Frostbite race aboard Breakaway. Winds were so light that we didn't cross the line before the time limit.
Frostbite race aboard Breakaway
Frostbite race (cancelled due to rain/poor visibility, but we still sailed for a couple hours) aboard Breakaway