Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Timing Luck

June 28: Ellie and I loaded up assorted painting and boat equipment and made our way to Mathews County. We rented an apartment over the marina where Annie is kept and had four perfect days just ahead of the Independence Day weekend storms. She's always been the 'good luck girl'.

So, with a plenty of room, a great kitchen, cold AC, Annie on the dock down below, and cheap rent... we were livin' large. Ellie did her first boat painting on Gwynn's Island while I did a few water color sketches on Annie while getting distracted by just being onboard. We slipped in a early breakfast at Linda's Diner and a some tasty seafood at Sea Breeze. And then there was swimming behind and exploring the sand spit at The Hole in the Wall that connect the Milford Haven run to The Chesapeake.

In other words, we had a great time. I'm one lucky guy.

View from our deck

Milford Haven Coast Guard Station

Crab houses

Treasure bucket



  1. Thanks! Great area. I think I'll grab my daughter and go again mid September. You can spend days sailing there.

  2. Great, idyllic and wonderful - happy sailing!