2016 Month-long Sailing Trip - Part 6
Sunday, July 3
|We used our new PoachPods for the first time.|
|S/V Rainy Days is tied up to Slip G-12 on the floating docks |
at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland.
|Maggie eats hard shell crabs at the marina's Fourth of July picnic.|
Monday, July 4
|Most of the soft crabs served in Maryland restaurants come from here.|
Tuesday, July 5
Today started out much warmer than the cool days we've become accustomed to on this trip. The warm sun was shining through the scattered clouds in the morning and the afternoon was hot and humid.
We spent the better part of the morning putting the lifting harness on our outboard engine for the dinghy--this allows us to lift it off the dinghy and onto the stern mount on s/v Rainy Days using our outboard motor lift. For long passages, the engine will be stored on the rail mount on our stern and the dinghy will be stored upside down on the foredeck.
|The contraption with the black straps around our outboard engine is |
the outboard engine harness we installed in the morning.
|This is how vehicles and heavy equipment get to the islands in the Chesapeake Bay. |
This particular shipment of construction equipment was going to Smith Island.
|After turning northward, we left Virginia's eastern shore and reached |
Crisfield, Maryland, the southernmost town in Maryland.