2016 Month-Long Sailing Trip - Part 2
Friday, June 24
Maggie went down the swim ladder and entered the water to try and free the trot line from our rudder--she couldn't do it. There was a line between the large red float and the small white float--this line was across the forward upper edge of our rudder. As a last resort we cut off the line holding the white float with heavy shears and this freed us from the captive trot line. Some waterman is going to be very confused when he finds his trot line about 1/2 mile from where he placed it.
|It is very difficult to get a good photograph of a boat's sails from onboard |
unless you have a very wide angle lens (like a GoPro's). This is
the best we could do with the camera we had at the time.
|We had a nice cool northeasterly breeze blowing |
through our overhead hatches all night.
Saturday, June 25
|The pre-cooked bacon is folded in half lengthwise, separate by waxed |
paper, and is rolled up so that it completely fills the 9-ounce can.
|The one-pound (plastic) jar of Hoosier Farm whole egg powder holds |
the equivalent of 48 eggs. It stores in a small space, approximately
4" x 4.5" x 6". We purchased two one-pound
jars from Amazon early this spring.
|To reconstitute the powdered eggs, Maggie used two teaspoons of water to every |
two tablespoons of egg powder. She also added some milk
in this case for scrambling.
|A very tasty breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon is the result. Here we go |
again--this DOES sound more like a foodie blog than a sailing blog!
Sunday, June 26
Today doesn't seem like Sunday. It's funny how all the days kinda run together when you have a very flexible schedule. We decided to stay at Zanhiser's another day. We decided to visit the Calvert Marine Museum, riding bikes from the marina at mid-morning.
|Calvert Marine Museum is a very substantial museum with paleontology exhibits, |
aquariums, a very popular river otter exhibit, all types of historical boats,
as well as the relocated Drum Point Lighthouse.
|We spend the remainder of the day at the marina's swimming pool. |
Maggie is in a lounge chair on the far right of this photograph.
|We're progressing down the Chesapeake Bay, presently in the Solomons.|
Even though we have been on mooring buoys lately, we continue to think about adding an electric windlass before heading south this fall. We would still break the anchor free with the boat's power but it would make hauling up the 44-pound anchor and chain a lot easier. I've thought about what is different now that it is so much more difficult and I've concluded it is me--I'm older now.
Our next stop will be a place most Chesapeake Bay sailors never get to visit, Tangier Island. More on our month-long sailing trip on the Chesapeake Bay in our next blogpost...
Appendix - Trot Line Explanation
Thanks to a reader's comment for the correction to the spelling of trot line--it is not a "trout" line as I originally spelled it. As further explanation of the trot line I have included the following diagram:
|This diagram is courtesy of Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program of the |
Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, Virginia.
As you can imagine this is quite a lot of line and paraphernalia to be dragging behind your boat.