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...
Friday, October 21, 2016
A Later Trip
With the sting of opting out of an early October sail and missing the Chesapeake Small Craft Festival waning, another opening emerged. Repacking Annie I set off early on Thursday the 13th for Matthews. Putting in at the Town Point Ramp south of town we motored south toward Mobjack Bay on glassy water. Clear, cool and beautiful. I had called my friend Steve the Yodeler telling him to meet me at Mobjack Bay Marina the next morning for a day sail up the North River. Anchored off Blackwater Creek to the first autumn moon rise.