Century Club: Dave BUEMI

Monday, January 4, 2021
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1 day

New waterfront property owners decided they didn't want 3 mooring including ours that have been in use for over 13 years in their view so discounected the mooring balls and dropped the tackle. Welcome to the neighborhood.

Saturday, January 2, 2021
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1 day
Monday, December 28, 2020
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1 day
Sunday, December 27, 2020
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1 day
Thursday, December 17, 2020
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1 day
Friday, December 11, 2020
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1 day

Nice small waves from the south to surf home,

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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1 day
Monday, December 7, 2020
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1 day

A sad day!

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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1 day

Being out for water and rowing is the only way to handle a long  conference call!

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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1 day

Friends Swan needed engine work move to dock from mooring, and then did fitness row around Lake Ogleton.

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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1 day

Helped my friend sail his classic Cape Dory Typhoon from Annapolis to Edgewater way up South River. Gorgeous day 15-18 kn of wind came up out of nowhere!

Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020
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2 days

Not a lot of wind but gorgeous sunset and a great meal at anchor

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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1 day
Thursday, November 19, 2020
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1 day
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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1 day
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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1 day
Friday, November 13, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020
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2 days
  • New to sailing but couldn’t get him off the helm!
  • The sunset that would not end
  • Sunrise and duck hunters blast away
  • Leaving boathouse Creek
  • Large number of tankers in the anchorage
  • Still loves having the tiller in his hand!

Sailed down bay ended up in the road river, gorgeous fall sunset and sunrise got a love those duck hunters at 6 AM waking up the peacefulness.  43° in the morning a little chilly but still manageable nice breakfast and sail back in 8 to 12 kn Northwest.

Monday, November 9, 2020
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1 day

Another freakishly warm day for November, we humans have permanently altered our climate and who knows what the endpoint will look like. Strap in tight it's gonna be a wild ride the next 10 years and beyond. UGH.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
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1 day

Scrolling through the six pictures will be well worth your time, a gorgeous sunset

Friday, November 6, 2020
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1 day
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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1 day

The YouTube cruising sensation 53’ ketch MV Delos is in town at a friend’s house on Lake Ogleton getting repairs. They’ve been around the world something like two times already and had a six-month-old baby on board also! You can see from the picture they are getting the full on Chesapeake cold front low tide experience. Another visitor from Australia, looks to be a 50 foot plus catamaran also in the lake.

Sunday, November 1, 2020
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1 day

Was expecting some adventure sailing with 20 to 30 forecast but it was still fun in 15 to 20.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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1 day

Moved blue mind from the dock back out to the mooring.  Then took a little spin out around the Lake O. channel dredging operation in the zodiac before heading back. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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1 day
Saturday, October 24, 2020
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1 day

Still a lot of dredging apparatus in the lake

Friday, October 23, 2020
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1 day

Had dinner and then napped waiting for the tide to come up, It was a 1.5 high tide which is what we need to get to a certain dock. A nice fading half moon as we pulled up from the morning.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 to Monday, October 26, 2020
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1 day
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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1 day
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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1 day
Sunday, October 18, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous high pressure October day, but not great for wind of course.

Friday, October 16, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020
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2 days

With a meteor shower like we've never seen at 5 AM! Spent Friday evening on the morning, dinner with an amazing sunset. And then off mooring at 7am sunrise to catch the dying cold front breeze.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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1 day

It's amazing what you can get done between conference calls! New buoy replaced, the lake Ogleton channel dredgers are back getting ready to suck all the sand out of the middle of the channel and put it on Bay Ridge's beaches. No more running a ground at low tide!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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1 day

More work in maintenance dockside.

Sunday, October 11, 2020
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1 day

Try to move to dock but the high tide was still 9" below normal. With a 6'10" draft we just squeeze in at high tide

Friday, October 9, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020
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2 days

Plan was to leave Friday mid afternoon but business got in the way, left at six nice hour and a half in 12 to 14 KN South spent the night in Whitehall, great five hour sail Saturday similar wind wind & direction.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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1 day
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous blue sky day 75° a little windy for paddling but still fun.

Sunday, October 4, 2020
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1 day
Friday, October 2, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020
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2 days

Really nice Friday evening sail up to Dobbins Island, 10 to 13 kn NW. Gorgeous full moon overnight.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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1 day
Sunday, September 27, 2020
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1 day

Annapolis by water sightseeing for our friends visiting from DC. Ego alley was a rail to rail mix of big power boats, stand up paddle boards, jet skis, couple of small sloops, zodiacs, and kayakers, never seen anything like it. Clearly cabin fever from the pandemic.

Saturday, September 26, 2020
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1 day

It's quite amazing the technology that goes into new power boats! Had no idea, everything is digital now including the circuit breaker board.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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1 day

Another loop and visit with my cormorant friend around Lake Ogleton.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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1 day
Friday, September 18, 2020 to Saturday, September 19, 2020
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2 days

After great dinner and a celebratory glass of Champagne for a client success, strong cold front overnight changes anchor angle and drags at midnight. Gorgeous  sail on the way back Saturday morning, NE 20 - 25kn, main sheet parted, sailed halfway back jury rigged!

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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1 day

Testing speed and GPS sender unit replacement on friends boat. Nice no wind flat water day on the bay for powerboating.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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1 day

Moved from mooring over to the dock for some maintenance and shoreside power.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
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1 day

12 - 16kn easterly nice and cool. Beat up to the mouth of the Chester River, drop the hook made a gourmet meal, great long reach back at 7.5 kn. Love sailing at night!

Friday, September 11, 2020
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1 day

Evening power boat over to friends cruising the bay anchored in the Rhode river. Wind came up from the north east for the ride home in the dark, bumpy and a lot of crab traps to dodge. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous day, no wind, dead flat water. Humidity creeping in after nice dry high-pressure Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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1 day

Paddle around my fitness track that is Lake Ogleton. More cormorants this summer in the lake than I've ever seen and they're becoming really used to us humans getting close to them.

Monday, September 7, 2020
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1 day
  • Relaxing after the kite work

Getting newbies to spinnakers up to speed on our J35 in nice light winds. It's a lot to take in if you've never done it before!

Saturday, September 5, 2020
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1 day

Caught the 10 to 15 kn for an hour or so before it started dying and clocking quickly. So nice to feel a little chilly out on the water after the kind of summer we had.

Saturday, August 29, 2020
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1 day

Big rain storm came through, got to see where my one window is leaking as an added bonus to the trip!

Friday, August 28, 2020
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1 day
Thursday, August 27, 2020
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1 day

Nice southwest breeze, tstorm pops up just north and Large rain storm just to the south. Poured on us for a while but still a fun evening on the water.

Monday, August 24, 2020
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1 day

Recharge to dead auxiliary batteries, wash down, repairs and broken stuff.

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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1 day
Saturday, August 22, 2020
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1 day

Great four hours out on the water in the evening, nice sunset! Note to self, if you're going to sail off the mooring all summer you need to keep an eye on the battery charge level. Engine wouldn't start because the batteries were dead we had to get towed in!

Friday, August 21, 2020
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1 day

Some paddling and rowing, good conversation and libations.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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1 day

Some paddling and rowing, good conversation and libations.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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1 day

Coast Guard in Lake Ogleton  fixing the metal entrance marker that was run down a few weeks back.

Saturday, August 15, 2020
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1 day

12 to 15 not breeze out of the east, nice and cool, covered about 42 miles in about 5 1/2 hours. Reach down the bay to Pooles Island broad reach over toward Herrington Harbour a nice beat back to Atown.y

Friday, August 14, 2020
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1 day

Quick 45 minute paddle, stopped at our boat in the mooring  for a quick check in. Nice cool breeze out of the east out on the bay.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020
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1 day
Sunday, August 9, 2020
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1 day
  • West Potomac Park view across cricket fields
  • Water was nasty downriver but the catfish were liking it!
  • Kennedy Center
  • My friend Mark taking in the sites
  • Georgetown waterfront
  • Key Bridge & Gtown University
  • Washington Canoe Club
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge

Put in at West Potomac Park south of the Lincoln Memorial, water was kinda nasty after all the rain until we hit the one way current coming down the Potomac north of Georgetown. A nice change from the Chesapeake paddling. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
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2 days

Left mid afternoon in a light and occilating easterly, intended to go to Rhode River but ended up in Whitehall Bay. Cool evening of sleep with light northerly filling in around 10pm.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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1 day
  • Hundreds of dead menhaden

Got Blue Mind ready to go sailing off the mooring again, massive menhaden die off with hundreds and hundreds of dead fish up against the shore in Lake Ogleton, the stink was beyond belief.

Monday, August 3, 2020
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1 day

Tough call but decided to leave our J 35 on the mooring in Lake Ogleton , stripped all the sails, stack pack, life sling etc. Extra penant on the mooring. Storm is abating as I'm writing this, all is good. The lake is a great storm hole unless it's blowing east north east and over 60 kn sustained.

Monday, August 3, 2020
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0 days
Sunday, August 2, 2020
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1 day

Southwest wind gusting to 20 kn at times, this boat could be easily sailed in a typhoon without problems! Incredibly stable, full length lead keel.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
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1 day

Quick lunch break row with short stop at our boat on the mooring. Gorgeous day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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1 day

Quick paddle out Lake Ogleton passed the Odleton ghost house, up the shoreline to Back creek and back. Nice northwest breeze kept things sort of cool.

Monday, July 27, 2020
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1 day

12 to 15 knots from the south came up at 5 o'clock, we were out by 5:45 after work. A welcome change to the doldrums of the last week or so. Reached over to Kent Island and then a nice beat up to Thomas point broad reaching home at 6.5 knots. Caught the sunset on the way. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020
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1 day

The perfect escape from 95° heat and no wind

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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1 day

Glass calm. Spent the late afternoon swimming and dodging the few but big jellyfish, a little work on the boat, dinner at sundown. The great thing about having a boat on a mooring in Lake Ogleton is all the people that we know stopping by for a chat. A major social hour!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Sunny hot afternoon with yet another thunderstorm approaching.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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1 day
  • The afternoon thunderstorm routine continues
Monday, July 20, 2020
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1 day

87° when I left the house but it was still nice, not many nettles, but the bigger ones are becoming enormous.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
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1 day

20 mins in we had second thoughts and went back to the AC.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
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1 day

Dive on the bottom to clean the prop and shaft and bottom 2' of keel where no bottom paint is left. Perfect way to escape the 95° heat!

Thursday, July 16, 2020
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1 day

Left desk at 5pm, great sail up to West River and then surfed waves in shipping channel down to the bridge. J35 is not the driest boat in those kind of conditions upwind but such a great double handed husband and wife type rig.  Grilled dinner on the barbeque on the mooring At dusk.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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1 day

45 minute moderate pace paddle around Lake Ogleton perimeter. Perfect weather low humidity.

Monday, July 13, 2020
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1 day
Saturday, July 11, 2020
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1 day

12 to 15 knots, out of the south, dodged a couple of small squalls and then blue sky with puffy clouds. Sailed down Bay past Bloddy point came back down toward the bridge up to Thomas point and then call it a day.  Starting to see some very large jellyfish ugh.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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1 day

Took our inflatable tender out to blue mind to cleanup spreader boots, fix a VHF problem.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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1 day

Breeze came up to about 10 kn, left the mooring  at 6:15 came back at 8:30. A lovely summer evening on the bay, Wednesday night racing was in full gear, sail across to Kent Island and back and then hug the western shore where there was more wind. And a great sunset to finish.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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1 day

Quick fast row around the lake, check in on our boat blue mind on the mooring, back to work.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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1 day
  • Our friends great house on Cat Hole Creek

And then yet another air mass tstorm rolled in . . . .

 

 

Monday, July 6, 2020
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1 day

4 to 6 knots when we left just enough to keep some breeze over the deck, died to classy calm, through anchor over went swimming. Friends did the same off of kent island, apparently big jellyfish over there, a harbinger for things to come in Annapolis?

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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1 day

Got up early with mask, fins and weight belt along with my diver friend, did our J 35 bottom, checked the mooring chain for the dreaded chafe. 

Friday, July 3, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous but hot evening, listening to a local band play music Off their boat at anchor in the lake. It was fun but they need much bigger speakers!  Did not catch the name of the band but many thanks to them for putting it together breaking the monotony of the pandemic.

Monday, June 29, 2020
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1 day

Spur the moment, sunny no humidity day with 8 to 10 knot northerly. Stayed out for 2 1/2 hours and then back to work in evening. Just what the doctor ordered. Super cool giant waterslide off a motor yacht anchored off the NA sea wall. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020
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1 day
  • Sunny hot play day
  • Cyclonic storm

Paddled and rode out to Blue Mind on the mooring to do some boat work and swim and then batten down for a crazy cyclonic thunderstorm. At one point while it was 40 to 50 kn wind, our J35 was laid over and then spun around 180° in less than six seconds.

Friday, June 26, 2020
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1 day

Hot But flat water day for the oars.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020
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2 days

A break in the hot and humid, got out lovely evening sale in Westwinds about 8 to 12 kn, A nice dinner while underway, spent the night on the mooring in Lake Ogleton. Gorgeous sunset, dead calm no wind morning. Nice and cool, Could get used to this!

Sunday, June 21, 2020
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1 day

Not a lot of wind but enough to keep our J35 moving along. Full ebb, current  was pushing us upwind which thankfully made the ceiling a little more fun.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
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2 days
  • Approaching weather

Hour and a half paddle, just in time before the pop-up storm started getting bad.

Monday, June 15, 2020
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1 day

Another blue sky cool east wind day, paddle around Lake Ogleton stopped at our J35 Blue Mind drop some supplies off, slalom around the other mooring bouys on the way home.

Sunday, June 14, 2020
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1 day

Keeping it tight . . . 

Saturday, June 13, 2020
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1 day

Sealed up through the bridge up toward rock Hall and then wrote the Ebbtide all the way back in 10 to 15 knots. Another amazing low humidity cool breeze weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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1 day

Fitness paddle and then brought anchor and other gear from friends dock back home.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous evening 15 to 20 kn south breeze.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
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2 days
  • Amy driving down bay
  • Wye River, Shaw Bay anchorage
  • Binocular searching for dolphins
  • Rounding Bloody point heading home Sunday

So it doesn't get much better than the last two days on the Chesapeake Bay. Light southwest wind on Saturday across the bay around Bloody Point, up Eastern Bay in into the Wye River. Spent the night in Shaw bay. Cold front came through at night, sailed off the anchor in 16 to 20 kn northerly, came out of the Wye roaring in flat water at near 8 knots with the biggest sails we had on board. Long beat after rounding Bloody point in 14 to 16 kn all the way back to Annapolis. Beautiful blue sky puffy clouds. A perfect 20th anniversary outing! And a welcome mental health break from the chaos in our world. We have all kinds of gratitude for being able to have this lifestyle when so many others are struggling mightily.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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1 day

Hot and breezy mid day boat work between conference calls.

Monday, June 1, 2020
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1 day

Around Lake Ogleton, water is finally looking less brown/red and more green.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
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2 days

Two back to back days on Blue Mind. Small cold front Saturday light easterly wind and then Sunday 10 to 20 at the north,  both days blue skies, big puffy clouds. With our world in turmoil it was a welcome break from the news and the pandemic.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020
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1 day
  • Lake Ogleton algae bloom

The water quality is definitely looking like an algae bloom. Red brown for over 2 weeks now.

Friday, May 22, 2020 to Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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5 days
  • Commissioning at Jamestown Yacht Yard
  • Newport Harbor Memorial Day weekend - pandemic ghost town
  • Blowing by Block Island at 7 knots
  • Cold, drizzly and rolling most of the way
  • Sun came out off of Atlantic City
  • Upper Delaware Bay - another pandemic ghost town
  • Back home

A 46' Swan positioned last fall for the 2020 summer in New England had its plans altered due to the pandemic. 

The trip turned into a single rumbline, one way point, dead downwind sail with preventer from Montauk Point to Cape May with a large 6 - 8' east ground swell mixed with 20 knots NE wind and waves. Significant pitching and rolling for 24 hours, the night was as black as I have experienced offshore. A fair amount of frieghters in separation zones and fishing boats to keep track of, thank god for AIS. Temps out on the ocean never broke 49 degrees, all kinds of fun.

An amazing set up led to favorable currents up a very quiet motor up the Deleware Bay AND across the C&D canal, a first for me and everyone else on board. 

 

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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1 day

Finally ready to sail,  The virus lockdown did give us more time to fix and install new things.

Saturday, May 16, 2020
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1 day

Finally getting to bending the sails on,  all kinds of friends paddling by, clearly people have been waiting for this weather and getting out of the house.

Friday, May 15, 2020
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1 day

Quick fitness room around Lake Ogleton  out into the bay and back

Thursday, May 7, 2020
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1 day

First day of no boating restriction, gorgeous evening. 

Sunday, May 3, 2020
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1 day
  • New Arrival in Lake Ogleton, a Hylas 52 set up for ocean passages
  1. Might as well keep working on it until this building ban is lifted!
Saturday, May 2, 2020
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1 day
  • Cat Hole Creek

Up Cat Hole  creek around, around Lake Ogleton and then out in the bay.  Clearly the nice weather is going to make it difficult for people to adhere to the boating prohibition by the number of boats I saw out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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1 day

Pre-low pressure rain deluge row. Gorgeous approaching front sky.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 to Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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1 day

Just me and the cormorants out here this evening!

Thursday, April 23, 2020
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1 day

Only one out was the cormorants and me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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1 day

Windy cold afternoon, 55° water so no booties! No phone no pictures. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020
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1 day

Donated blood two days ago, still not back to full speed quick row beautiful afternoon

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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1 day

Really want to start sailing, but we need two things to happen over here on Lake Ogleton.
- The channel dredging needs to be completed

- pandemic recreational boating prohibition needs to be lifted.

Liquor stores were left open for fear that it would be massive mental health challenges, same fear if they don't allow recreational boating LOL

Saturday, April 11, 2020
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1 day
  • Blue sky with eagle kind of day

Blue sky day with an eagle up close.

Monday, April 6, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous, warm lunch time row. Lake Ogleton channel dredging making progress.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
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1 day

Cool Saturday afternoon on the water. Doing our final work on the boat and starting the commissioning process. Now if we can just get this pandemic out of the way we can all get out sailing!

Friday, April 3, 2020
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1 day
  • Accelerating property loss here

Evening row around Lake Ogleton out into the bay and back. Our J35 is ready to sail, looking forward to the stay at home restriction being lifted along with the recreational boating prohibition.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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1 day

Gorgeous afternoon, still cannot get over how warm the water is for this time of year. Have major concerns about algae growth in all our creeks this summer given the amount of algae I'm seeing already for this time of year. But on the Plus side they're dredging our Ogleton channel, hard at work!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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1 day
Friday, March 27, 2020
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1 day
  • Dredging equipment showed up yesterday
  • My wildlife guide

Myself and a few others with 6.5'+ draft boats are very happy to see this channel being dredged finally. Impassable at low tide for higher draft boats. Roger Bohnert and Sally Clark with their Swan 48 and by far the deepest draft boat in the lake are doing the happy dance for sure. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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1 day
  • Chester Yawl - 100 lbs, fast and efficient rowing
  • Heron Pond entrance

Nice hour spin out on the bay over to Chase Pond and then around Lake Ogleton.  

Saturday, March 21, 2020
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1 day

75 degrees, gorgeous evening. 

Getting our J35 going for end of month, between rowing, SUP paddling and sailing, this will be our pandemic stress relief the coming months. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020
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1 day
  • Major repair complete, sailing first week April!

Quick row around Lake Ogleton, cleaning up on Blue Mind after structural repair. 

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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1 day
  • Total geek outfit . . . .

A break from desk work and the continual pandemic chatter. 

A lot of trash in the water, perhaps from high tide. 

Returned with about 15 pieces of single use plastic.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
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1 day
  • Not very fast in flat water but super fun in the surf

Surf SUP short board balancing practice. Gorgeous day for being on the water, water so warm you don't need booties, unprecedented for this time of year.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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1 day

Clear glassy water, perfect night for a row. Ospreys are back really early this season.

Monday, March 9, 2020
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1 day
  • Headwaters cat hole creek
  • Mystery algae growth

Highest 70° today, got out after work for a gorgeous evening row. What is that algae growing in Lake Ogleton.  Year after year seeing all kinds of crazy things in the bay as the climate warms.

Monday, March 9, 2020
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1 day
  • Headwaters cat hole creek
  • Mystery algae growth

Highest 70° today, got out after work for a gorgeous evening row. What is that algae growing in Lake Ogleton.  Year after year seeing all kinds of crazy things in the bay as the climate warms.

Monday, March 2, 2020
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1 day
  • Not bad for just getting over a fever for last four days
  • This is what climate change looks like, never seen this type of growth in legal team in my 20 years here

Inadvertent climate modification by as humans is very real, globally this winter has been absurdly warm and locally it goes beyond absurd. Makes me worry about what's going to happen this summer with bay temperatures algae growth etc. Well the whole day just turn into one glob of algae one year?

Friday, February 21, 2020
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1 day
  • Just enough depth to float

Call weather, flat calm row around Lake Oglerton.

Monday, February 17, 2020
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1 day
  • Headwaters cattail Creek
  • Looking out towards Thomas point

Another Absurdly warm day for February, gorgeous evening wrote out from Lake Ogleton toward Thomas point.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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1 day
  • Perfect rowing
  • Blue Mind repair project

Glassy calm great rowing. Stopped at my J35 structural repair project to apply next fiberglass treatment. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020
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1 day
  • Sunset on row out
  • Moonrise co-conspirator
  • Kent Island moon rise
  • Peaceful

Gorgeous clear evening, no wind. Rowed out to mouth of Lake Ogleton for 6:10pm moon rise. Iphone camera doesn't do it justice. 

 

 

Monday, February 3, 2020
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1 day
  • Chester Yawl - a wherry style efficient pulling boat
  • All quiet in Chesapeake harbor
  • Who knew you can use the cycling app Strava for rowing?!

Another absurdly warm winter day on the water.

I have been on the water since four years old but it never occured to me row. Then I went down the Grand Canyon in 2008 on a rowing raft for 21 days rowing 110 miles of the 205 miles we covered. Rowing some of the largest and longest rapids in North America, I was determined to keep rowing on my return.

Bought a Chester Yawl pulling boat kit from Chesapeake Light Craft (15', 100 lbs) picture here and have been rowing every since. This is the ultimate rowing boat for the bay, super light, quick and stable and works well in bay chop. The seat and foot brace are easily removed allowing for overnight camping on board, which I done a few times.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Crazy sand bar shift in Lake Ogleton

Goreous midday row on Lake Ogleton, nice to get away from office. Who needs a gym.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Row across lake to J35 to continue structural repair. Beats getting in the car.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Row across creek to do repair work on J35. Easier than driving around to boat.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Lake Ogleton to Back Creek mouth RT.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Row across creek to do repair work on J35. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Long row around Lake Ogleton and then J35 boat repair work on otherside of the creek.

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Around Lake Ogleton, up to Ches Harbour and back. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Midday row around Lake Ogleton and then over to our J35 to continue structural repair work.

Friday, January 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Row around Lake Ogleton and then over to our J35 to continue structural repair.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Row around Lake Ogleton and then over to J35 to continue structural repair.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Number of days:
10 days
  • Wet balsa core mostly removed, inspection to right was removed and relocated
  • New core installed with Airexpcx compression blocks for the bow cleat, forguy deck pad
  • Completed with new skin, back up plates, deck pate

A long winter project on our J35, thought I had a 1' square wet balsa core repair around an inspection report up in the anchor locker area. As I cut open the underside deck skin water came flowing out. Kept cutting until I found dry balsa core, ended up with a very large triangle 38" across and 32" tall. Have built surf, windsurf boards and boats and repaired many boats so not a big deal but I can say this is something I will never do again! Upside down in a confined space, the deconstruction and prep work was the worst part. A large thanks to Alan Johnstone for putting up with my technical questions.