Sunday, October 24, 2010
Carina will spend the winter in Havre de Grace at Tidewater Marina. After she is launched in the spring of 2011, her new home will be at Maryland Marina on Frog Mortar Creek (just off the Middle River). My hope is to be able to do day sailing trips out and back to areas such as Annapolis, Baltimore Inner Harbor and such without having to spend the night and return the next day. It's a beautiful area and am looking forward to an enjoyable 2011 season of sailing.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
It started late afternoon on Friday and its still going strong. We probably have close to 20" with a possibility of up to 30" or so they say. If it breaks 28", it will set a new record for this area of Maryland. One of the nice things is I don't have to be out in it.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm in the process of taking an advanced navigation course and came across this text from the British Admiralty laws from several centuries ago. If this was not an incentive to learn, I don't know what would be.
"It is established for a custom of the sea that if a ship is lost by default of the lodesman, the mariners may, if they please, bring the lodesman to the windlass and cut off his head without the mariners being bound to answer before any judge, because the lodesman had committed high treason against the undertaking of the pilotage and this is the judgement."
-The Laws of Oleron, 1190 as quoted in Schofield