Saturday, July 19
|Our Raymarine A50d chart plotter only has a 5-inch diagonal screen--it simply |
isn't large enough of my needs at the helm.
Also, adding a weather-proof VHF radio at the helm is a good idea too since there are times when the handheld VHF just doesn't cut it because of its limited power output.
|We anchored along the north shore because of the plethora of speed boats that were beached |
on the south shore near the tidal pond. There are a few beautiful homes
like this one on the northern shore.
|The water is clean and refreshing here in Still Pond. Maggie spent a |
lot of time in the water and rowing on the water.
Sunday, July 20
|The northern bay is naturally beautiful with lush green forested shorelines |
and occasional sandy beaches.
|Even my navigation station gets messy--I need more organization. Although it |
seems like all my life I've had messy desks, even in grade school.
|Our favorite Bloody Mary recipe is simply 1-1/2 ounces of vodka combined with 5-1/2 fluid ounces |
of Hot & Spicy V8, over ice with a celery stick. The winch is a Barient #28 and
the jib sheet is vintage yacht braid.
Addendum - Friday, July 25
|This photograph was taken from the outer south shore of Still Pond looking north.|
|This is a screen shot from our GPS / Chart Plotter showing the normal anchorage |
area at Still Pond and the two different anchorage area we used on this trip.
|The shoreline is pristine with a lovely sandy beach and a forested bank.|
|We found this cut from a little tidal pond--it was about 3 feet wide and about 4 inches deep.|
|The beach was sandy but near the shoreline there were smooth |
pebbles of all different sizes and colors.