Majestic Chesapeake

Lit by a brilliant moon, wisps of ground fog look like white fire. Dawn is less than thirty minutes away, and Canada geese are starting to honk over recently tilled fields. White-tailed deer could be seen from my mooring and one was hung upside down at a farm home along the way to Coan River …

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Chester River Adventures

Chester River is a lovely run and, last week, I enjoyed it with two friends, ballet dancers who were experiencing their first mini-cruise. An unfamiliar turn off, however, led to a hysterical moment for all of us. We discovered a beautiful sand beach and anchored off it around 3pm. The location was noteworthy because sand …

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Fall and Spring Boatyard Fever

Fall fever is in full flush here on the Northern Neck of Virginia. The local people call the cruisers heading South either the “come here’s” or the “snowbirds.” Last evening, I saw Spray for the first time in five years. She is a Dutch-built steel hull. I first anchored off her in Annapolis in 1999. …

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