Summer in Baltimore - 2017
Jun 26 thru Jun 30
|Maggie is applying 303-brand water repellant to our bimini |
canvas using a roller for maximum effect.
|Captain Jack is sporting his new lion cut in the cockpit. |
They hate being groomed but they love the results.
|Our "rainy days" burgee and the Maryland flag are flown from |
our flag halyards while we are in Baltimore for the summer.
|A mature black-crowned night heron sits on the finger pier.|
It is surprising how much wildlife can tolerate
the environment in Baltimore Harbor.
This summer around the marina in Baltimore we noticed a lot less trash in the harbor. This is due to a new Professor Trash Wheel that was installed at the junction of Harris Creek (a usual source of the trash in the marina area) and the Baltimore Harbor. (You may recall my earlier blog post "Living Among Baltimore's Floating Trash" in February 2016.)
|This is the head on view of Professor Trash Wheel with the |
orange barriers that funnel the trash into its mouth.
|This is the side view of the new Professor Trash Wheel with the solar |
panels that provide the power for its operation facing south-
west. Four pipe pilings at its four corners anchor
the trash wheel in position.
The afternoon temperatures reached 94 degrees F on Friday, June 30. Today, I had to make an additional trip to West Marine's rigging shop in Annapolis to make a new 1-3/4-inch longer lifeline gate in order to complete the starboard lifeline reconstruction.
|The new companionway step I've been varnishing all week |
looks pretty good. However, it makes the other teak
trim look like it needs attention now.
This is the end of the first half of 2017 already! It is unbelievable how much work we have to do on the boat after our trip to the Bahamas and back...
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