Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here's Hans at the Jefferson memorial. He thought he should pay his respect to the founder of his alma mater, University of Virginia.
I'm amazed at how friendly everyone is at the marinas we've visited (and we've been to a lot!).
Sunday, July 11, 2010
After our 'perfect day of sailing' we've had to motor for two straight days.
I called my mother as we passed Mount Vernon as the only time she ever got to go there it was closed. She was only 4 years old at the time.
It seemed so rural as we traveled along the Potomac and then all of sudden there it was!
The Capitol Building (although I didn't get a picture of it).
Here is the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and I just now had to jump on line to make sure it was tall enough for us to pass under.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
We kept up a pace of 5 to 6 knots for 35 nautical miles and sailed for about six hours. It was a beautiful day and after anchoring we managed to grill a steak before the dark set in.
Today is a different story.
Wilbur is lying as close to the helm as possible in an attempt to keep out of the rain.
He wouldn't mind having a set of his own foul weather gear.
We're using our running lights and radar since visibility is a bit hazy with the rain.
This is a split screen of the chart plotter and the radar.
Maybe we should have been using radar the other day when we went by one of these markers.
We had the jib pulled in close which of course cut off our view on the starboard side of the boat. We knew we had markers ahead but since it was a nice slow lazy sail we didn't pay as much attention as we should have.
All of a sudden I thought I saw someone walking along the side of our deck (which I also knew wasn't possible). I no sooner jumped up than a marker just like this slid on by us. I could have reached out and touched it!
I don't even want to think of how much damage it could have caused if we'd hit it head on!