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...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

My fall sail is starting to shape up. It appeared to have derailed, but with a bit of maneuvering, I was able to find a window clear of shore-side responsibilities.

The current plan is to pick up Annie in Gwynns Island and trailer up to Breezy Point, Maryland on the western shore of the Chesapeake. From there sail northwest across to Eastern Bay and on to Wye Island to join a gunkholing  group out of St. Michaels, Maryland. They are originating from the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival where I will continue to. It is been many years since I have attended and am looking forward to seeing old friends.

St. Michaels

Preliminary route

Now off to research waypoints. Oh by the way, my friend Steve is headed through and across the canals and rivers of eastern North Carolina on way to Beaufort and beyond. You can follow his track at the Log of Spartina

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Starting to plan an early October trip from Solomons Island to St. Michaels, Maryland. Moving up the Bay. I'll keep you posted but for now we're walking out to find a diner. Its a beautiful day and I still have a bit of sole left on my summer sandals...